President’s speech hailed by poor and not-so-poor alike
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina’s state of the republic speech fulfilled the population’s expectations, according to a survey by newspaper Hoy done in various different sectors, from upscale Los Prados, in National District, to poverty-stricken La Barquita, in Santo Domingo East.
Of 14 people asked about the piece as they watched or listened to the speech, 13 agreed that the president referred to key issues such as insecurity, transparency, education, and above all, the review of the mining contract with Barrick Gold.
Manuel Ruiz, of Los Prados, said it was a plus that the president referred to public safety, as an evil which grips the whole country, and the revision of Barrick Gold contract, a demand the population supports, in addition to the energy crisis.
In addition to Los Prados and La Barquita, the Hoy poll included residents of the barrios La Fe, Villa Juana, Villa Consuelo, 27 de Febrero and Los Mina.