Local November 24, 2011 | 8:11 am

The US lists painful truths to Dominicans

Santo Domingo.- Just hours after British ambassador Steve Fisher listed some painful truths about the country, US ambassador Raul Yzaguirre yesterday urged more funds to education, a solution for the electrical sector’s woes and an end to political cronyism, which in his view is the only way possible to progress and success.

Speaking in the American Chamber Commerce’s monthly luncheon, the diplomat said if those three points are dealt with a serious and strategic approach as a country priority this year, all Dominicans could obtain the country they want.

“In today’s globalised economy a good educative system is needed to be able to compete and be successful, and there’s no other factor more important than that.”

As to political cronyism and lack of transparency, Izaguirre said many Dominicans have lost faith in their institutions, and citing the problem electricity, noted that more than analysis and words are needed to confront it.

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