Deadlock: Haitian, Dominican merchants protest Port-au-Prince ban
Dajabón, DominicanRepublic.- Dajabon´s binational market remains totally shuttered the second consecutiveday on Friday, as Haiti merchants have joined the Dominicans in the protestagainst Port-au-Prince’s ban on the entry overland of 23 products fromDominican Republic.
Trucks of the powerfulFENATRADO union still block the street leading to the market´s entrance, the Customsand Immigration agencies, and the border fate.
Although the border gateisn’t closed, the few Haitians whove entered have their passport with visa, butthose who´ve managed to buy some products have had them seized by Haitian officialsupon returning to their country.
Local media reportstrict screening of foreigners who enter Dominican Republic by Dominican and HaitianImmigration inspectors at the border gate.