Dominican police guard Haiti Embassy in Santo Domingo(Update)
Haiti Embassy. Photo elnuevodiario.com.do
Santo Domingo. – (Update) “No US Embassy staff have been assigned to guard the Haitian Embassy in Santo Domingo,” says an email sent Thurs. from the US Embassy in Santo Domingo, to deny such presence by American personnel.
FILE. A Dominican Police contingent and US Embassy staff were assigned to guard the Haitian embassy in the country since Monday night, a measure aimed to prevent violent protests such as those in Port-au-Prince over the weekend.
Meanwhile Defense minister Ruben said that the military deployed to the border will remain quartered, since the turmoil in Haiti has lasted several days.
Quoted by local media, the official said that more than 1,000 troops have been deployed to secure the border, especially the crossings at Jimani (west) and Pedernales (southwest).
The Dominican Navy also patrols the border to intercept the Haitians who try to enter the country by sea.