Local December 18, 2014 | 8:28 am

Dominican Republic on the alert as turmoil grips Haiti

Santo Domingo.- Defense minister William Muñoz on Wednesday affirmed that the authorities keep a close watch over the political crisis gripping Haiti, local media report.

He said they plan to avert an increase in the entry of Haitians into Dominican Republic, as the result of the turmoil in the neighboring country and announced tour of some border areas with Foreign Relations minister Andrés Navarro on Saturday, when they’ll meet with authorities at the towns of Jimaní, Elías Piña, Dajabón and Pedernales.

The official said the heads of customs, Fernando Fernández, Immigration, José Ricardo Taveras and Border Development, Miguel Bejarano will also form part of the official delegation.

The unrest in Haiti stems from thedelayed elections, which forced Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe to announce early Sunday that he’ll step down.

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