Santo Domingo’s Bishop Emeritus sees threats lurking - The Santo Domingo Archdiocese’s Bishop Emeritus yesterday warned that corruption, a rise in drug trafficking and consumption, the permanence of widespread poverty, increasing citizen insecurity and the “parsimony and indifference” of some officials threaten the Dominican nation’s consolidation.

Monsignor Francisco Jose Arnaiz, in a mass in the Primada Cathedral to mark the Restoration of Independence’s 146th anniversary, said the malfeasance by some Justice officials, the indefinite procrastination in solving the country’s serious problems, the deficiencies in basic services and the little support to the entities which work for quality education for all Dominicans, are stumbling blocks to national development.

“Let’s not forget that they will always attempt against the consolidation and progressive perfection of the motherland, the lack of national cohesion, the sterile confrontations,” the priest said in the mass attended by vice president Rafael Alburquerque, and several government and Armed Forces officials

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