Santo Domingo - Four people shot and injured plus 110 squatters arrested. That was the result of a clash between soldiers and civilians who entered on land owned by the American construction company "Alta-Vista Manzanillo Freeport, in the urbanization Las Mercedes.
According to authorities, the invaders destroyed fruit trees and precious wood, and a police contingent led by Colonel Rubén Pérez Castro, led the action culminating in the withdrawal of the intruders.
The detainees were taken by police at different police stations of the municipality, while the injured persons were identified as Alexander Matos, Fonsi Reyes, Miguel Correa and Ismael Hernández Gálvez, who were detained in hospital Vinicio Regional Calventi.
The representative of the American company, Rudolph Boulos, speaking by telephone from the United States regretted that vandalism actions jeopardize foreign investment in Dominican Republic, which would limit the flow of capital to the nation under development, even worse, he said it lowers the chances of improving living conditions and increase the loss of employment.
"The fact that the invasion with the participation of alleged clerical leaders of the Dominican Liberation Party PLD in this town, put under questioning both the party system, as the government itself, which is evidence that the country living in a climate of legal vulnerability that makes it among the foundations of the rule of law, " the American businessman.
According to the Executive Peña Ulclenia at the construction company is the fourth time that the land is invaded in a violent manner, recalling that recently the invaders was kidnapping, René OBE, but thanks to police intervention has was saved from his kidnappers.
Original article in Spanish: El dia
Dominican Watchdog note:
The question will soon be if its worth the hassle for foreign investors to come to the Dominican Republic. The President needs to get his act together. The Dominican Republic is full of "Monkey Business" and needs an urgent serious clean out of fraud and corruption. More of these kind of cases and foreigners will stop investing in the Dominican Republic!