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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmythegreek View Post
    Spot on Bob-The laws are there in escito, but the corruption has just impeded the legal system from functioning properly-even still yet being a 'civil law' system that originates from France.
    With all your bitterness and anger, and hate for the DR, why do you stay here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    With all your bitterness and anger, and hate for the DR, why do you stay here?
    Yeah, I don't get it either. There are a number of folks here that we could apply this question to. If its so bad just go live somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyM View Post
    Yeah, I don't get it either. There are a number of folks here that we could apply this question to. If its so bad just go live somewhere else.
    Unfortunately many Dominicans can not just relocate. They are subjected to the evils of this crime surge on an every day basis. Many Dominicans abroad are concerned about their families, and the direction of their birth nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank recktenwald View Post
    Hellooooo, you guys seem to forget that the DR even though it has many jeepetas, Rolex's, multi million $ villas that it still is a 3rd world country.
    Third world country means lots of poverty, very poor education and off course lots of corruption and crime.
    IMHO "mano duro" won't bring many if any changes unless the government first takes care of the poverty and education.
    I believe the correct term would be "developing" country. The moniker of 3rd world is more or less obsolete.

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    Third world countries are all the other countries that did not pick a side. This includes most of Africa, Asia and Latin America. However, this definition includes countries that are economically stable, which does not fit the currently accepted definition of a third world country.

    As a society, the term “third world country” refers to countries with high mortality rates, especially infant mortality rates. They also have an unstable and inconsistent economy. These are countries that contain massive amounts of poverty and in some cases have fewer natural resources than other nations throughout the world. These countries often have to rely on more industrialized countries to aid them and help stabilize their economy.

    These countries usually lack economic stability because of the lack of a functioning class system. Usually, the country will have an upper class and a lower class. Without a middle class to fill the gap, there is almost no way for a person to escape poverty because there is no next step for them on the economic ladder. This also allows the wealthy to control all the money in the country. This is detrimental to the economy of the country, and both increases and helps to sustain the poverty running rampant throughout the country while allowing the upper class to keep their wealth to themselves.

    These countries often accrue a copious amount of debt from foreign countries because of the constant aid they need from other countries to keep their economy afloat and provide some financial stability to the citizens of the country.

    The definition of a third world country has evolved from the political meaning during the Cold War to the economic meaning of today. Today’s meaning refers to countries that are in financial trouble and need help from other countries to keep their economy sustainable, at least for a short time.
    https://borgenproject.org/definition...world-country/

    Make your conclusion. EU still sends money to the DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    Who cares if they smoke, but prison is supposed to be a punishment.
    Oh really.
    What about incapitation, deterrence and rehabilation?
    It's not so simple.
    If we are not careful prisons easily become crime college.
    Way more should be going on besides punishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    Way more should be going on besides punishment.
    Yup, put them in pink jumpsuits and have them picking up trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrob View Post
    Yup, put them in pink jumpsuits and have them picking up trash.
    I have always thought the fastest way to clean up the country, and we all know it needs it, is to introduce chain gangs of non-violent criminals.

    Pichardo? NALs? Caonabo? Dolores? Native Dominicans? What do y'all think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    I have always thought the fastest way to clean up the country, and we all know it needs it, is to introduce chain gangs of non-violent criminals.

    Pichardo? NALs? Caonabo? Dolores? Native Dominicans? What do y'all think?
    The measure used to exist here, until the idiots of the PRD eliminated it during the government of Salvador Jorge Blanco in the mid 80's, due to it being a "violation of human rights". Sh*tlibs being sh*tlib at its finest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyM View Post
    Yeah, I don't get it either. There are a number of folks here that we could apply this question to. If its so bad just go live somewhere else.
    I remember reading a long time ago that some people are stuck in the country. They blew away their savings, wish to go home, but can´t. I know the DR government offers a carta de ruta to any Dominican in another country that wishes to go back to the DR. It basically allows the person to buy a one way ticket home and they can enter once without a passport through one of the airports. A Dominican has to go to a Dominican embassy or consulate to ask for this. Don´t know if other countries offer this. Of course, once in the DR the person is on their own.

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