I used to tell all my friends here in the states to go to DR1 to read about my second favorite country, in English, but now I don't tell anybody because of the local news about how corrupt the DR is. Everyday there are more stories about government officials getting away with more and more crimes and not called on them.
It seems to me that the first step in the process of fixing the corruption is to acknowledge it. And the the fact that the papers are printing that people are being brought to task for these crimes, shows progress. Before it happened, but few people knew about it. Now it seems that more and more corruption is being exposed, and flushed out. That is good...although from the surface it might seem like it is getting worse.