US concern: Dominican Republic doesn’t prosecute the corrupt
Odebrecht 'bagman' Angel Rondon, with buddy president Danilo Medina. File
Santo Domingo.- United States ambassador Robin Bernstein said Monday that one of the main concerns her government’s main concerns over the Dominican Republic is that the corrupt aren’t prosecuted, probably because of a lack of transparency and an independent judicial system,.
She said that speaking in general terms and based on data from Transparency International, one of Washington’s most worrisome complaints is that the country does not bring the corrupt to justice.
She revealed that the United States closely follows the Odebrecht case, since a transparent and democratic Dominican Republic is also very important for her country. “The position of the embassy is that the corrupt should be brought to justice.”
She said the process takes time, adding that US authorities are contributing to bolster Dominican Republic’s judicial capacity. “Representatives from the United States judicial system have come to the country to offer training in that area.”