Health Department does not have a response plan in case of a catastrophe and for nearly a decade, it abandoned its responsibility to ensure the proper functioning of all health facilities on the island.
The Dominican Republic’s east coast is losing the fight against coastal erosion, due to a lack of government intervention against companies linked to hotel development.
“We are here in Washington demanding that legislators do what they were elected to do and that is help the people,” Miguel Acevedo Sierra told Latino Rebels
“You know, early on, since week number one or two, we already had a lot of evidence that the deaths were skyrocketing.”
Efforts to identify suitable housing alternatives —even temporary ones— have been slower than expected.