Strong epithets against decree prohibiting Claude Joseph’s entry here
Claude Joseph is barred from entering the country.
Santo Domingo, DR
Putting aside their political differences with former Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph, politicians and former legislators of Haiti have closed ranks in his defense, with a chain attack against the presidential decree that prohibits the entry into the country of the controversial former minister, resorting to such strong adjectives as “repugnant,” “affront,” “harmful,” “hate,” “intolerable.”
It was Yuri Latortue, the former senator of the Haitian Artibonite, author of the qualified “repugnant” and “an affront” to the measure of President Luis Abinader that closed the entrance to Joseph, fierce author of a line of attacks to the country, who claims to be the protector of his fellow countrymen, of whom he says they are discriminated and mistreated here.
In the same line of repudiation of the executive’s measure, other figures of Haiti’s political and legislative branches have joined, among them some with marked political divergences with the former foreign minister. In an interview with the newspaper le Nouvellistic, the former parliamentarian said that the decree is “repugnant” and that “we cannot accept that Claude Joseph’s name is on this list along with those of gang leaders.”
Indeed, Latortue called on his government to correct this situation “as soon as possible.” And former congressman Abel Descollines considers that the government should not remain indifferent to the decision of the Dominican State, alleging that this “may contribute to tarnish the image and reputation of Haiti.”