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    Everyone here probably already know of the reputation of Sosua and Cabarete.....Prostitution.

    Lets get straight to the point - Sosua and Cabarete used to be great vacation spots for families but now have been taken over by the Sex tourism crowd and all the evils that follow said group. We all have heard of the mistreatment and quite frequent sexual abuse the prostitutes/minors face by the hands of the costumers and authorities.
    After the signing of new contracts with foreign investors the government is now looking to turn Puerto Plata into a high class tourist destination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FECL11XRkc
    With this new found interest from investors on the zone, the debate on prostitution and its effects on the population has been renewed. Recently a DR news station did a report on whether we should change the laws on prostitution, its effects on the local economy , who visits these locations looking for sex , what do the prostitutes think of the situation and what the government is doing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAyM-I7GaA
    For those who do not have the time to watch a 20 min video here is what we learn:
    1)Effect on the local economy
    after the family friendly tourism died down due to the spread of prostitution the province Lost ~7,000 jobs, government revenue and caused the closing of over 7,000 hotel rooms. This pushes the local women and some men into prostitution.
    2)Who ?
    The grand majority of the sex tourists are African American men with a minority of Europeans. As for the prostitutes, many are of Haitian origin and well as women from other provinces of the DR.
    3)why do they do it?
    as to no surprise they do it for their kids and some of are sent forcefully by their husbands/boyfriends.
    4)what do the local women think of the current situation?
    women do not want to go out during night time alone or accompanied due to the harassment of the sex tourists who believe that all the women are prostitutes.

    My personal opinion: As a Dominican i believe that Sosua and Cabarete need to be cleaned up and returned to its former self as it provides higher development and higher revenue to everyone involved including the locals. right now you search up Sosua on Youtube and all you will see is perverts promoting sosua as a "haven" for sick individuals looking for cheap sex and spreading thuggish behavior. some of which come here looking for minors. It is honestly a shame and would feel sorry if the Jewish refugees who founded said town knew what their haven has been turned into.
    i for once am happy that the government seems to finally be planning to clean Puerto Plata. Knowing the background of most of these "tourists" i know for a fact that they will soon start using their favorite R-Card and once again blame us of R.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estrelleta44 View Post
    Everyone here probably already know of the reputation of Sosua and Cabarete.....Prostitution.

    Lets get straight to the point - Sosua and Cabarete used to be great vacation spots for families but now have been taken over by the Sex tourism crowd and all the evils that follow said group. We all have heard of the mistreatment and quite frequent sexual abuse the prostitutes/minors face by the hands of the costumers and authorities.
    After the signing of new contracts with foreign investors the government is now looking to turn Puerto Plata into a high class tourist destination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FECL11XRkc
    With this new found interest from investors on the zone, the debate on prostitution and its effects on the population has been renewed. Recently a DR news station did a report on whether we should change the laws on prostitution, its effects on the local economy , who visits these locations looking for sex , what do the prostitutes think of the situation and what the government is doing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvAyM-I7GaA
    For those who do not have the time to watch a 20 min video here is what we learn:
    1)Effect on the local economy
    after the family friendly tourism died down due to the spread of prostitution the province Lost ~7,000 jobs, government revenue and caused the closing of over 7,000 hotel rooms. This pushes the local women and some men into prostitution.
    2)Who ?
    The grand majority of the sex tourists are African American men with a minority of Europeans. As for the prostitutes, many are of Haitian origin and well as women from other provinces of the DR.
    3)why do they do it?
    as to no surprise they do it for their kids and some of are sent forcefully by their husbands/boyfriends.
    4)what do the local women think of the current situation?
    women do not want to go out during night time alone or accompanied due to the harassment of the sex tourists who believe that all the women are prostitutes.

    My personal opinion: As a Dominican i believe that Sosua and Cabarete need to be cleaned up and returned to its former self as it provides higher development and higher revenue to everyone involved including the locals. right now you search up Sosua on Youtube and all you will see is perverts promoting sosua as a "haven" for sick individuals looking for cheap sex and spreading thuggish behavior. some of which come here looking for minors. It is honestly a shame and would feel sorry if the Jewish refugees who founded said town knew what their haven has been turned into.
    i for once am happy that the government seems to finally be planning to clean Puerto Plata. Knowing the background of most of these "tourists" i know for a fact that they will soon start using their favorite R-Card and once again blame us of R.....
    is this a spoof? the GRAND majority of mongers are African American? really? would these people who make these assertions care to provide data? numbers?

    how about a timeline? when did family friendly tourism die down in Sosua? did it have any coincidence with the ascendancy of Punta Cana?

    the suggestion in these observations is that African Americans killed family tourism in Sosua. so, since not too many African Americans frequented Playa Dorada for purposes of participating in prostitution activities, to what do you attribute the collapse of Playa Dorada and other tourist facilities in the village of Puerto Plata proper?

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    If you feel so passionately about the current status of Sosua and POP, I suggest you take on the corrupt local officials, politicians and business people that have allowed this to happen. Get a woman's group to protest nightly in the street, get the national press involved, shame the pimps and ho's etc.

    The problem is, Dominicans talk a lot, get all passionate, but take very little real action.
    Don't take this as a dig personally, I'm just pointing out the reality.

    If you want change, take action and be prepared to fight for it, potentially literally.

    Also...

    Let's not make this about race, Sosua had a problem long before any African Americans started going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    is this a spoof? the GRAND majority of mongers are African American? really? would these people who make these assertions care to provide data? numbers?

    how about a timeline? when did family friendly tourism die down in Sosua? did it have any coincidence with the ascendancy of Punta Cana?

    the suggestion in these observations is that African Americans killed family tourism in Sosua. so, since not too many African Americans frequented Playa Dorada for purposes of participating in prostitution activities, to what do you attribute the collapse of Playa Dorada and other tourist facilities in the village of Puerto Plata proper?
    as i said "Recently a DR news station did a report on whether we should change the laws on prostitution, its effects on the local economy , who visits these locations looking for sex , what do the prostitutes think of the situation and what the government is doing" and that is the demography of the "mongers" that have been visiting in the recent time. so obviously (atleast to me) that is what is going to come up on their report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    If you feel so passionately about the current status of Sosua and POP, I suggest you take on the corrupt local officials, politicians and business people that have allowed this to happen. Get a woman's group to protest nightly in the street, get the national press involved, shame the pimps and ho's etc.

    The problem is, Dominicans talk a lot, get all passionate, but take very little real action.
    Don't take this as a dig personally, I'm just pointing out the reality.

    If you want change, take action and be prepared to fight for it, potentially literally.

    Also...

    Let's not make this about race, Sosua had a problem long before any African Americans started going there.
    glad you added that last sentence, and saved me the need to make these realities known. also, as far as looking for minors, i have not seen too many Afrrican Americans getting arrested for pedophilia.

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    who's to say i am not doing my part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estrelleta44 View Post
    as i said "Recently a DR news station did a report on whether we should change the laws on prostitution, its effects on the local economy , who visits these locations looking for sex , what do the prostitutes think of the situation and what the government is doing" and that is the demography of the "mongers" that have been visiting in the recent time. so obviously (atleast to me) that is what is going to come up on their report.
    and none of what you just wrote means a hill of beans vis a vis the truth of the issue. as Robert pointed out, Sosua had its prostitution issues long before African Americans started going there in any numbers.

    if you can supply facts, dates, and timelines to buttress your observation that AAs caused the collapse of Sosua's ''family tourism'', whatever that means, then fire away. i am keen to hear that information. i have been laboring under the misconception that Puerto Plata province simply fell victim to the tourism life cycle, expounded upon by Butler in a seminal work on the rise and fall of tourist destinations.

    have a read..

    https://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstr...CARL166_en.pdf
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    again....where did i say that AAs specifically caused it? what i did state was that THE REPORT said that the majority of the mongers are AAs and that prostitution caused the collapse of family tourism. now you two are just putting words in my mouth. And before this gets further out of control, i do not have anything against AAs or anyone of that ethnicity and only mentioned the R-card because i knew it was coming as they are overly sensitive.

    Si el zapato te queda...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estrelleta44 View Post
    again....where did i say that AAs specifically caused it? what i did state was that THE REPORT said that the majority of the mongers are AAs and that prostitution caused the collapse of family tourism. now you two are just putting words in my mouth. And before this gets further out of control, i do not have anything against AAs or anyone of that ethnicity and only mentioned the R-card because i knew it was coming as they are overly sensitive.

    Si el zapato te queda...
    actually, you finished off your posting by saying..MY PERSONAL OPINION...

    then you went on to say something about the ''background of most of these tourists'', and opining that they are sensitive, and prone to invoking the race card.

    here is my point...humor me. provide me with a few pieces of information..

    1...when did family tourism dry up in Puerto Plata province?

    2...when did AAs start to frequent Sosua in any meaningful numbers?

    that should not be hard to do...then we can ventilate the matter in coherent manner.

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    you heard what the boss said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Let's not make this about race, Sosua had a problem long before any African Americans started going there.
    one more word from any of you about black americans and you will find yourself with an infraction.

    don't let me repeat myself.

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