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Santo Domingo.- The traditional pillaging of Dominican Republic’s government agencies by politicians assigned the senior positions has come to the fore during the last few days as accusations of corruption fly within the minority PRSC party, part of the ruling coalition headed by the PLD.

Senior PRSC leader Humberto Salazar asked his party colleagues who hold government posts and support its breakaway with the PLD to submit their resignation, just hours after accusing PRSC president Federico Antun (Quiqui) of taking RD$12.0 million from the State-owned National Housing Bank (BNV).

But Antun, who’s also president of the PRSC and heads the BNV, on Thursday declined a response to the alleged embezzlement and instead opted to talk about the Bank’s future conversion to an Export Bank.

When pressed for a response to Salazar’s charges, the official said “I prefer not to speak about that person.”

When Dany Alcantara on Hoy Mismo Channel 9 again asked why he promotes the rupture while still keeping his job at the BNV, Antun said “it was a political alliance which lasted only up to the election” (of president Danilo Medina.)

Salazar, who heads the Health Sector Reform Commission (CRSS), notes that coherence dictates that if the PRSC leadership really wants a split with the PLD, then they must also resign from their Government posts and head directly to the opposition. "We must lead by example and I ask the chairman of my party, engineer Federico Antún Batlle, to resign as head of the BNV and fully engage in the partisan tasks of the opposition."

"Every PRSC member who’s a civil servant must resign, go to the opposition and make way for those who want to enter the Government," Salazar said in a statement.

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Written by: josean This user is banned, 3 Jul 2014 3:09 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

When will they Start Killing each other like the NARCO PLD!

Written by: josean This user is banned, 3 Jul 2014 3:53 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

This how corruption and pillaging is handled in Countries with a Rule of Law:

Google: ........your excused from googling Little Rickey!

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BUENOS  AIRES.- Un tribunal argentino confirmó el embargo de bienes por diez millones de pesos (1,22 millones de dólares) al expresidente Carlos Menem (1989-1999) con relación a la causa por presunta corrupción en la que está procesado, informaron hoy fuentes judiciales.

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Written by: zooma, 3 Jul 2014 8:42 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

There is a group of posters who think all the woes of the DR is a result of the foreign invasion from the west draining the country's resources. However, the truth is the country is self destructing from the inside by cause of politician schemes of raiding the treasury for their own selfish gains. The act by one or two politicos would not have much impact. Yet, it appears they all are raiders of some sort who have gone to great lengths to obscure their misdeeds by blaming the economic crisis on fhe foreigners. The invasion of the treasury by corrupt officials should be the concern of all Dominicans.

Written by: Ricardolito, 4 Jul 2014 5:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
yes whilst I agree Zooma , I think I would actually like to see some evidence because I think many of the accusers are shooting off their mouth and could not care less if they are right or wrong ,,,they know that mud sticks
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