Local November 28, 2014 | 7:36 am

Dominican Republic lawmakers slam US envoy on corruption call

Santo Domingo.- Two deputies of Dominican Republic’s ruling party (PLD) on Thursday slammed US ambassador James W. Brewster in response to the diplomat’s call to root out corruption, calling it "an Achilles heel" for the United States.

Lupe Núñez said the Dominican Republic is no exception regarding other countries in dealing with the problems of corruption and immigration.

He defended Congress’s role and said legislators have passed several laws to fight corruption.

PLD senator José María Sosa slammed Brewster for “wanting to create conflict” in the country. “Although the Ambassador wants to portray himself as kind to Dominican society, what I believe is that he wants to create conflict in Dominican society."

Sosa said it’s dangerous to encourage people to disclose names because in his view they run the risk of slandering a person. He asked Brewster to disclose the names of corrupt people in his country. because “There are many who do mischief."

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