Dominican Republic: Mayor praises successful congress for peace in Southern region


An article from Nuevo Diario (translated by CPNN)

Yaguate, San Cristóbal.- The mayor Rosa Peña de Lluberes described as successful the First Congress of Youth in the Southern Region for a culture of peace in this city that involved hundreds of young leaders.

Mayor Rosa Peña

The municipal executive thanked the Public Ministry for having chosen this municipality as the venue for the celebration of this great and significant event and she welcomed each of the delegates of the different provinces and all the authorities present.

The speakers of the event were Angel Gomera Peralta, with the theme youth, conflict resolution and a culture of peace; José Armando, Tavarez, with the theme of vocational guidance; José Monegro with the topic of Assertive Communication; Marcos Díaz, with effective leadership; and Danissa Cruz, who addressed the issue of human rights for peace.

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Liyana Pavón also addressed the issue of gender violence; Luis Verges the handling of the emotions; Pavel de Camps presented the subject of computer security and Tobias Crespo road safety for peace.

The attorney general of the Court of Appeal of San Cristóbal, Celeste Reyes, congratulated all those present and stressed the great importance of the event at a time when all sectors must fight for citizen security and peaceful coexistence.

Dr. Héctor Bienvenido Soto Valdez of the legal department of the local city council was responsible for the organization of the activity, and Patria Rodríguez, of the department of youth, was in charge of the words of welcome.

The artistic part was in charge of the male inmates of the correctional center Najayo, and the queen of the patrons of Yaguate was Miss Naomi Villar.

The closing words were spoken by Milciades Ventura Lembert, youth mediation coordinator (SINAREC), of the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic.

The congress was held at the José Francisco Peña Gómez sports center in this town.