Dominican Republic, Environment Minister killed in his office

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Orlando’s killer Jorge Mera, founding member of the Modern Revolutionary Party, Miguel Cruz, a friend of his. After the murder he had barricaded himself in the building, where a special unit of the local police entered

The Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic, Orlando Jorge Mera, was shot dead on Monday 6 June in his office, according to local authorities. Mera’s killer Miguel Cruz, a friend of his. After the murder he had barricaded himself in the building, where a special unit of the local police entered and arrested him. Libre diaryone of the leading newspapers in the Dominican Republic.

We are bewildered and worried by this act of blood, the ministry headed by Mera said in a note. Mera’s death is a tragedy, said Bartolome Pujals, director of the Dominican government’s innovation program, we must be united and seek a way to peaceful coexistence.

Orlando Jorge Mera he was also a lawyer and a founding member of the Modern revolutionary party (Prm), winner of the elections in 2020 (the President of the Republic Luis Abinader). In August of the same year Mera was appointed minister.


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