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Haiti - FLASH : The international ignores Haiti and the DR militarily strengthens its border
02/11/2021 11:27:53

Haiti - FLASH : The international ignores Haiti and the DR militarily strengthens its border
The serious political, economic and social crisis that Haiti is going through worries the political class and the civil society of the Dominican Republic who urge the Government to maintain dialogue with the neighboring Nation and appreciate the measures taken to protect the border.

The Minister of Foreign Relations, Roberto Álvarez, deplored that despite the appeals launched by the country "[...] the international community on the alarming situation in Haiti, has remained without an appropriate reaction", citing an opinion article in the Washington Post newspaper, titled "Haiti descends into chaos, yet the world continues to look away..."

President Luis Abinader, for his part, has called on several occasions including the UN, so far unsuccessfully, for the holding of international summits to seek a solution to the situation in Haiti.

No later than Sunday, October 31, 2021, Pope Francis also asked the leaders of the Nations to come to the aid of Haiti https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-35136-icihaiti-religion-pope-francis-asks-not-to-abandon-haiti.html

Retired General Jorge Radhamés Zorrilla Ozuna, former Army Chief of the Dominican Republic, called on the Dominican population to trust the Armed Forces, whose mission is to defend the inviolability of the territory.

Saturday, October 30 began the reinforced aerial surveillance (helicopters, Super Tucanos planes and drones) over the northern border area of ​​Dajabón and was reinforced on Sunday with a ground reinforcement from the fighter squadron of Constanza (special force) and the heavy artillery unit, to face any eventuality of the crisis, insecurity and political instability that prevail in Haiti.

In addition, the Minister of Defense, William Máximo W. Delgado, categorically denied the rumor which suggests that the Super Tucanos planes were flying over and violating Haitian airspace.

The new border actions are under the command of Colonel José Manuel Félix Brito, Chief of the tenth battalion of the army and also led by Colonel Germán Rosario Pérez, Commander of the fourth brigade based in Mao.

As part of the strengthening of the land border with Haiti, the military have motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and security cameras, and can count on an important electronic security device. More than 12,000 soldiers (nearly 18% of all active-duty military personnel in the Dominican Republic (ref. 2020) are deployed and guard the Dominican border from Manzanillo, Montecristi to Pedernales.

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