Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Rising Tensions Drive Increased Security at Dominican Consulates

Tensions between the Dominican Republic and Haiti have continued to increase due to tightening restrictions on citizenship, strict border security forces in the Dominican Republic, and the recent lynching of a Haitian man in the Dominican Republic. After 10,000 Haitians protested in Port-au-Prince against the mistreatment of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, five Dominican consulates in Haiti were shut down. Now, Haiti has consequently increased security at the diplomatic missions. Haiti promises to tighten security at Dominican consulates as tensions increase Gabrielle Meyer, Voxxi March 9, 2015 Less than a week after the Dominican Republic announced the closing of five consulates in Haiti due to the rising “aggression” between the neighboring countries, the Haitian State has promised to tighten up security at the Dominican diplomatic missions. “We welcome this measure to increase security around our diplomatic missions provided by the government […]

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