The Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) expressed its solidarity with the citizens of the Dominican Republic and condemned the alleged “new onslaught” by the Government of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), led by President Luis Abinader. The PLD criticized the government’s policies, which they believe have led to a significant increase in the cost of basic goods in the family basket.
The party pointed out that the current government should not dismiss the reality faced by the population and accused them of calling people who are struggling with rising prices “liars.” They highlighted the recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which stated that the prevalence of hunger increased to 6.3% in the Dominican Republic.
The PLD listed the significant price increases for essential food items such as rice, beans, milk, cassava, pork, chicken, and eggs, which have put a strain on Dominican families. They compared these prices to those during the PLD governments when they claim the situation was much better.