Property rights are property rights. Like a copyright, one must enforce property rights or lose them.I am completely sympathetic to owners of land who are at the mercy of gangsters poising as squatters, but there has to be some balance and moderation, otherwise there is no law, only opportunists with money looking to take whatever they can grab, with the willing help of a paid-off military.
The history of the US is filled with such stories, so let's be fair. This type of situation happened, and continues to happen everywhere. It's just that it much easier to manage if the agents of government are relatively free from corruption. Unfortunately, that is not the case in the DR.
Then you don't know how things work in the DR. You need to get out more, away from an ex-pat enclave where you pontificate about how things "should" be in the DR.Peter, the answer is, we don't know.
And that is precisely the problem. While some can, and will, jump to conclusions with regard to who is right and wrong in this case, we have no idea what the facts are in this situation.
Not only that, but we will probably never know, and that is to the benefit of those who make their own laws regarding who owns what, and why.
Again, this is all about the money, pure and simple, and until we have more facts to go on, we should probably (or 'prolly', as the case may be) leave the speculating to those with an agenda.
Really?Again, this is all about the money, pure and simple, and until we have more facts to go on, we should probably (or 'prolly', as the case may be) leave the speculating to those with an agenda.
Same threats/rumors for Playa Najayo and Playa Palenque on the southwest coast.Every couple years there are threats that all of the casitas on Sosua beach will be bulldozed. The people in the shops and bars there would certainly be surprized if it ever actually happened.