Poor areas of the Dominican Republic

This post is a follow-up to the article by Felix Santana Garcia, The People Lie Helpless. Here are some photos of areas where the poor live in the Dominican Republic. Granted the poverty there is a result of many years of poor economic guidance in terms of marginal social benefits and marginal social costs. Their economy has years of low labor share of income, scarce social safety net programs, high inequality and government corruption.

RD 2Dominican Republic Slum Housing RD 3

If you look close here in the streets near the river, you will see flooding through the houses.