Local October 18, 2016 | 12:18 pm

Mayor of Haiti town guards aid trucks on fear of pillagers

Pedernales, Dominican Republic.- Thebinational market on Monday was held with few Dominican and Haitian merchants,in the heels of critique by Haiti sectors, that Dominican Republic troops guardthe aid sent

Addingto the flap was an incident Tuesday morning, when aid for Hurricane Matthew’s victimsincluding a truckload of rice, beans, oil and salt, donated to Haiti via the BarahonaProvince Office of the Governor was blocked for several hours.

The standoff prompted mayor Brinio Bruno ofAnse-a-Pitre, Haiti to go to the border crossing at Pedernales to personally receivethe donation, on concern of the pillaging of some trucks with donations.

On Saturday, government’s Economic Cafeteriasdirector Nicolas Calderon accompanied the boats that arrived at nearby Cabo Rojo Portthat brought cooked and fresh foods to villages hit by the storm, mostly alongthe country’s southern peninsula.

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