Drug trafficking accusations at the end of the campaign


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Feb 20, 2019

The sister publication of the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald publishes a frontpage story on 2 July with allegations that when running for office, President Danilo Medina would have accepted financing for his presidential campaign from Cesar Emilio Peralta, also known as “the Dominican Pablo Escobar.” The publication coincides with the last day of the 5 July presidential election in the Dominican Republic.

Recently, the ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) has accused the opposition party, the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) of having candidates running for the 5 July election that have ties to drug trafficking. A first case released by the PLD in early June was that of a PRM activist in the southwest, Yamil Abreu Navarro, from Las Lagunas, Padre las Casas, a small town of 4,000 people. Abreu has an extradition order from a New York prosecutors for charges of ties to...
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