Rags to riches Youth Minister is in the limelight

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Investigative journalist Nuria Piera has uncovered a business scheme that explains the new wealth of a rising star in the now ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), Kinsberly (Kimberly) Taveras. Taveras’ modus operandi is reminiscent of corporate schemes by former Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) politicians. These schemes were one of the reasons that party was voted out of office.



The 32-year old Kinsberly (Kimberly) Taveras had surprised the nation when she filed her worth statement for RD$106 million assets in complying with the government requirement. People have wondered how she accumulated the fortune. She did not inherit it. She was low middle class until she began climbing the ladder in politics. Before her appointment as minister of youth in the Abinader administration, she had been elected mayor of the small town of Guayiga and then of Pedro Brand, both in...
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