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Communist Labor Party denounces rights violation in Dom. Republic

Santo Domingo, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Labor Party (PCT) of the Dominican Republic said that workers and the popular sectors suffer from the consequences of a general health law and a social security system built in a lucrative business.

On the occasion of the celebration International Workers’ Day on Wednesday, the PCT noted that in both cases it is a business for the big financial capital since the governments handed over health care to the control of the banks through the so-called Pension Fund Administrators (AFP) and the Health Risk Administrators (ARS).

In view of the situation, the group pointed out in a statement that the call on workers is to continue the struggle for labor, social and political rights and demands in order to achieve fair salaries and an effective and high-quality public healthcare service.

The PCT and the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations hailed May 1 as a memorable day in the struggle of workers and peoples against exploitation, for their liberation, freedom and democracy.

In the document, to which Prensa Latina had access, they indicated that in Latin America, the discontent of workers and youths due to imperialist exploitation and the oppression of the local oligarchies is growing.

The capitalists and their governments refuse to grant wage increases, while cutting public spending and allocating less and less money to education and health, they said.

On the other hand, when it comes to armaments, they know no limits and are increasing their military budgets, they say in the statement.