You remind me of Puerto Ricans when I used to debate with them how the DR is doing better thsn PR and they said the contrary. One even aaid he felt insulted. lol Well, thst was then and the gap between DR and PR has been shrinking at a fast pace. PR has been and is doing worst than the USA, but the DR is going better thsn both.
Ricans, like the perpetually uninformed and naive people that they are (to not use the stronger terms that they merit) still are of the belief that Santo Domingo is still the backwater it used to be when Don Francisco visited it on 86':
And always get blown away when, instead, they finally visit and get to see this: