Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Radhames Camacho, described as a boldness the request made by US Senator Bob Menéndez, to the Secretary of State of that country, so that, using diplomatic channels, he could prevent the Dominican Republic from having an constitutional amendment for re-election purposes.
The president of the deputies rejected categorically this request that the senator made through a letter after indicating that historically this country has defended its sovereignty with blood.
“That is a daring one. Because it is a decision of the Dominicans that since our birth we have very clear the concept of sovereignty. That we have defended it with blood and we have written it in the
His statement was supported by other pro-government legislators who clearly classify the request as an interference.
However, other members of the PLD that respond to the interests of former President Leonel Fernández, as well as opposition, believe that this should be seen as a warning voice.
The content of Senator Menéndez’s letter clearly states that the US must demonstrate its commitment to defending democratic norms and that it can not ignore it when a leader tries to extend his power by modifying the constitution of his country for his benefit.