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San Francisco, Dominican Republic.- Prominent journalist Pedro Fernández denied Wednesday that the attack by gunfire against him stems from his son’s 600,000 peso debt with alleged drug trafficker Yuyo Paula, and cited National Police general Neivi Luis Pérez and Duarte Province prosecutor Reyes Victoria for what might happen to him and his family.

He said the local police and prosecutors are in cahoots with drug gangs.

In a press conference, Fernández rejected the bodyguards authorized by president Danilo Medina just hours after Reporters Without Borders demanded his protection from alleged drug traffickers who reportedly shot out the windows of his SUV while driving through a “hot” sector of San Francisco, the country’s notorious drug capital.

He said many police officers are on the side of the drug traffickers headed by Paula.

“It’s safer to walk alone and unprotected than with police agents, since they can kill you and claim otherwise, because they’re up to their necks with drug trafficking, said Fernández, who has received the support of Dominican Republic’s Journalists Association -CDP- and other workers’ unions.

The threats and attacks against the journalist and his family come after he denounced the high number of drug pushers and 12 murders including those of business leaders Fernandez says the police and prosecutor in San Francisco, have yet to clarify.

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12 comment(s)
Written by: laman00, 2 Jul 2014 12:24 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
This is sick its getting worst then Mexico soon, of all the talks about boosting the economy and tourists and yet these are the factors thats needed in urgent attention, who is to blame again hmmmm let me guess, your government again as usual , as usual doing nothing about it, just bull s--ting about the future, bienvenidos a republica banana my friends.
Written by: laman00, 2 Jul 2014 12:48 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
I've had friends that visited DR last month, stayed in a rssort in Punta Cana, as usual they were told not to leave the hotel grounds ALONE for safety reasons, somehow they wrere discouraged bye this, knowing that you will be locked up in a resort for seven days, beeing kept inside from vultures is a bad image for tourists, i keep mentioning this to you guys, but some idiots here portraying it as its normal, nooooo its not normal dont you get it on your head.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 2 Jul 2014 1:52 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

.......another reason to elect NARCO Lie-onel in 2016!

Written by: BASTA, 2 Jul 2014 4:05 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Oh no not that Queer again.
Written by: danny00, 2 Jul 2014 4:18 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
don't leave the hotel grounds. the tourists love to hear those words..... going down faster then the titanic......same shit they did at playa dora in pop now look at pop today. only so-called tourists are the black guys from the states looking for love with young dominican girls at cheap prices every one of them are street smart and not going to spend a lot of money in the dr...
Written by: danny00, 2 Jul 2014 4:22 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
in the florida keys u can walk alone 3am in the morning and nothing is going to happen with you.....( wearing a rolex watch). no lie not many lock their doors from their homes when they go out....
Written by: danny00, 2 Jul 2014 4:24 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Parts of Miami is another story but at least if u have a problem your going to HAVE REAL POLICE COME TO YOUR RESCUE...
Written by: danny00, 2 Jul 2014 4:33 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Have a friend in Miami he got married about 11 months ago on the marriage certificate they put in wrong information....he needs to have them put in the correct info they send him from office to office in many different cities..... He says to me doesn't anyone in this country know what they are doing.. My answer was no not really and not many give a SHIT about your papers.. I wears in the office when he got married he gave his passport to the guy that was in charge of this office not only did they put wrong birthday but wrong name this monkey all he had to do was copy the info from my friends passport... A
And the clapping seals clap with the CHOO CHOO TRAIN
Written by: bernies, 2 Jul 2014 5:03 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
Danny00 as you may be aware, USA birth date are not register in the same order as here in the DR. The USA which is one of the few countries in this planet that puts the month before the date creates problems for Dominican, Also the put they last name before the first name. What your friend should it done was the following. write down on a piece of paper how his name and birth date are writing in in his native country. In the USA they make the mistake of not putting both of your last names on your documents which is totally different than almost 90% of the countries around the world. So give the guy a break and tell your friends that next time he is needsg to do any legal documentation in this country to check everything before he leaves the office where he is doing the paper work to make sure that everything is correct. Another sample is for married women that in the USA they only use the husband last name and don't put the wife first name.
Written by: laman00, 2 Jul 2014 5:47 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
or you can just bribe the guy and they treat you like a KING its a proven fact, BIENVENIDOS A REPUBLICA BANANA!!!!!!!!
Written by: Ricardolito, 2 Jul 2014 9:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Not telling us much we did not know
Written by: laman00, 3 Jul 2014 11:02 AM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
I know but sometimes you need to remind people, caue they tend to forget how the system still works!!
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