Columnista: Geovanny Vicente Romero

RIP Orlando Jorge Mera, Environment Minister of the Dominican Republic

Environment Minister Orlando Jorge Mera

Condolences to the Dominican Republic for Environment Minister Orlando Jorge Mera, who died championing #ClimateAction. His passing came when Orlando was leading fight against those destroying our natural resources, including people close to him.

He chose values over friendship.

– Geovanny Vicente-Romero

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BBCThe Dominican Republic’s minister of environment and natural resources has been shot and killed in his office by a close personal friend, officials say.

Orlando Jorge Mera, 55, was holding a meeting at the time of the attack. At least six shots were heard.

A presidential spokesman identified the assailant as Miguel Cruz, describing him as a childhood friend of the minister.

He is now in custody. The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

In a statement, Mr Jorge Mera’s family said he had been shot multiple times by a man he was friends with since childhood.

«Our family forgives the person who did this. One of Orlando’s greatest legacies was to not hold grudges,» they added.

In a tweet, President Luis Abinader expressed his sincere condolences to Mr Jorge Mera’s family and said that he deeply regretted the death of his good friend.

#OrlandoJorgeMera #DominicanRepublic

Escrito el 2022-06-07 18:35:27
Geovanny Vicente Romero

Geovanny Vicente Romero