As is often the case, political intrigue (Vincho v. Taveras this time) is behind what is ailing the population. The AILA departure area chaos of the past few months is very tiresome, unnecessary, confusing, and a black mark on the Dominican tourism sector. The new immigration verification system is wholly unfit for purpose. The delays are now up to two hours. I am curious about how bad it will become before someone takes action. As if this were not bad enough, the CESA security agents now separate the security checkpoints by gender - men on one side and women on the other. The reason is the new procedure of patting down every passenger. It's unusual that a male and female agent is not made available at each checkpoint line to frisk passengers, rather than separating the long lines of passengers as if they are on a stadium rest room line. It is a stereotypically third world inefficiency. I was stunned that passengers find out about the unusual procedure in two ways. They are either sent to the back of another line when they reach the head of a line for the opposite sex, or they find out by word of mouth passed along the waiting line. There is no signage. I am surprised this part of the problem has not appeared in the press reports about the airport delays yet.