USAID director Samantha Power: “I am thrilled about the direction of Dominican democracy”

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Samantha Power, the head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), had praise on 7 October 2021 for Dominican President Luis Abinader. Power spoke at the Presidential Palace and remarked that since day one, Abinader has taken steps to strengthen the rule of law “and show that democracies can deliver for their people”.



She announced a US$7.9 million assistance to support the reform of oversight bodies, strengthen the transparency of the public procurement process and the energy sector, and advance the implementation of the government’s new National Citizen Security Strategy. She said the DR also has access to US$1 million in funding from the new Anti-Corruption Response Fund, designed to back countries that are taking encouraging steps towards fighting corruption, improve transparency and accountability and fight public theft. “This is the first such investment this new anti-corruption fund has ever made—that is how encouraged we are about the Dominican...

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Anything Samantha Power has to offer comes with fish hooks. Reject her offers to 'help' as it is a canard.
 

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Anything Samantha Power has to offer comes with fish hooks. Reject her offers to 'help' as it is a canard.
I wonder what their agenda is then. Dominicans are good at saying yes yes sure and then doing something else.
 

NanSanPedro

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I wonder what their agenda is then. Dominicans are good at saying yes yes sure and then doing something else.

Look at it from the Dominican perspective. The USA is the dad with the fat wallet who wants to appear righteous. If I'm the DR, I just say yazzar and wait for the money.