Controversy in Dominican Republic over new penalties for corruption

The Criminal Code bill was passed on Wednesday in a first reading by deputies and proceeded to a commission for a period of 15 days for remarks or objections before it is voted on again.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The punishment for corruption in the new Criminal Code bill under discussion in the Dominican Republic has sparked controversy in the country, one of the nations with the highest levels of corruption in the world.

The Criminal Code bill was passed on Wednesday in a first reading by deputies and proceeded to a commission for a period of 15 days for remarks or objections before it is voted on again.

After the approval, Servio Tulio Castaños Guzmán, executive vice-president of the Institutionalism and Justice Foundation (FINJUS), alerted that the Criminal Code bill contemplates . . .

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