Local September 29, 2014 | 8:48 am

Dominican Republic Foreign Service is culled on scathing rebuke

Santo Domingo.- In the heels of mounting criticism over the Foreign Ministry’s ballooned payroll, president Danilo Medina recently fired eight senior officials designated during the administrations of former president Leonel Fernandez.

Outlet elcaribe.com.do reports that Decree 340-14 of September 15 (the same day which the new Foreign minister Andrés Navarro was named), Medina eliminates the posts of eight people whose names weren’t provided.

The posts included officials in several countries including the U.S., Haiti and Nicaragua and before world organizations

In society’s spotlight

Medina had drawn scathing rebuke for failing to clean up the largess in payrolls of the consulates and the diplomatic corps, as promised during his campaign.

In society’s spotlight

Medina had drawn scathing rebuke for failing to clean up the largess in payrolls of the consulates and the diplomatic corps, as promised during his campaign.

It was recently learned however that influential Foreign Ministry officials had been fired, some even close relatives of previous top diplomat Carlos Morales.

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