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Tag Archives: Dominican Republic
One in three people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean report paying a bribe for public services in the last year, according to this article, citing Transparency International. The rate was highest in Mexico at 50%. About half of all … Continue reading
This column from Insight Crime rates police in Latin American countries on public trust and perception of involvement in crime based on data collected in 2012. Police in Chile and Panama rate best, Honduras worst. Nicaragua’s situation is unusual, with … Continue reading
The Brazilian company Odebrecht had a “Department of Bribery” that paid almost $800 million in bribes over a 15-year period in order to win at least $3.5 billion worth of contracts in 12 countries in South America, Central America, and … Continue reading
According to a top-level prosecutor, military and police are involved in 90% of organized crime cases in the Dominican Republic. Allegations include high-level drug trafficking, political corruption, and extra-judicial killings.
A recent drugs investigation in the Dominican Republic revealed that local traffickers in the San Cristobal region paid police over $100,000 per month in bribes. Concern is that the entire local police force may be implicated. The case is consistent … Continue reading
A recent Europol report describes cocaine smuggling routes from South America to Europe. The main source countries are Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela. Mexicans and Dominicans are increasingly involved in the smuggling activity, and routing through West Africa has become more … Continue reading