If these statistics are true, we have to ask ourselves: Why were those American Deaths in Mexico, and Costa Rica not given the same coverage and importance that was given to the Dominican Republic? Especially when Mexico and Costa Rica has so many more deaths of tourist? Why has the press only focused on the Dominican Republic?
We mourn the loss of these lives. We join the pain of their families and pray for all of them. At the same time I wish to express that all lives are worth the same concern, and attention. We can not report the deaths of tourist as one exclusively in the Dominican Republic as if it were isolated incidences in DR. This will undoubtly harm DR’s tourism and the country’s economy.
I am Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz and this is what you should know.