Local April 30, 2023 | 9:27 am

Marcha Patriótica: International community’s indifference to Haiti crisis deplored

Saturday in San Pedro de Macoris, the president of the Instituto Duartiano, Wilson Gómez, deplored the indifference of the international community to the extremely serious and dangerous situation in Haiti, which shows a high degree of hostility against the nation and the Dominican people.

Speaking this Saturday before hundreds of Petromacorisanos and residents of the Eastern region who joined the DR-San Pedro de Macoris Patriotic March, Gomez Ramirez said that it is necessary that the government provides a strong impetus to the construction of the border wall, clearing the mystery that is expressed in an inexplicable slowness and lack of information, despite the worsening of the situation in the neighboring country.

He added that “the international community, meaning the United Nations (UN), the Organization of American States (OAS), the great nations most committed to Haiti such as the United States, France and Canada, are not interested in recognizing that we are not to blame for the misfortune of the Haitian people and, above all, that their problems cannot be solved at the expense of the Dominican Republic.”

He pointed out that the citizens continue to make these patriotic demonstrations because they understand that it is necessary for Haiti to achieve its institutional uprising with the help of the Haitian people as active agents of its development.

However, he said, it needs to be helped by the leaders of the international and hemispheric community, from whom an urgent effort of great authenticity, consistency, and sincerity, capable of rescuing and rebuilding Haiti in Haiti, is required now as never before.

The president of the Duartian Institute stressed that an international collaboration limited to providing military forces would not be enough to restrict the state of violence prevailing in Haiti, but it is also necessary to work on its civil registry so that its subjects obtain a reliable identity and electoral document, which will allow democratic processes and the emergence of legitimate and reliable authorities, capable of sponsoring and establishing the desired social peace in that nation.

Gómez Ramírez indicated in his speech, pronounced before a large crowd that, after marching, concentrated in the Duarte Park of the Sultana del Este, that “the National Congress must abide by article 10, numeral 2, of the Supreme Law and comply with the regime of acquisition and transfer of the real estate property in the border zone that privileges the acquisition of property of the Dominicans and the national interest”.

The route of the Patriotic March RD-SPM
The DR-San Pedro de Macoris Patriotic March started its route from the square of the San Pedro Apostle Cathedral, located on Anacaona Moscoso Street, and went along Sanchez, Duarte, Padre Lucciani, 27 de Febrero Avenue, Luis Amiama, Independencia and culminated at the Duarte Park, on Independencia Avenue, in this city.

Participating entities and personalities
Raymundo Ortiz Díaz, mayor of San Pedro de Macorís; Aracelis Villanueva, governor and commissions of the Duarte centers and branches of that city, San José de los Llanos, Guayacanes, Ramón Santana, Hato Mayor, La Romana, El Seibo, Azua, Barahona, and New York participated in the activity.

Also, the civil society movements Centro de Pensamiento y Acción del Proyecto Nacional (ProNación), Polo Soberano, Duartianos Unidos, República Dominicana por lo Alto, Movimiento Tricolor, Somos La Resistencia RD, Patria Libre, Mesa de Coordinación Nacionalista, Red de Abogados Católicos, Movimiento Única Vía, Proyecto de Desarrollo Estratégico de Santo Domingo Este, Fundación RD Inclusiva, Movimiento Cívico Latidos por la Patria and Acción Cristiana RD.

The political parties that joined the DR Patriotic March were the Permanent Forum of Political Parties, the Fifth Republic Party, the Civic Renewal Party, the Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC), and the Quisqueyano Christian Democratic Party (PQDC), among others.

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April 30, 2023 8:08 pm

Unfortunately for the DR, nobody wants to go into Haiti because they don’t want us. After all the past failures of foreign interventions, the general mood is that Haitians themselves will have to lead their own way to a new and stable government.

May 2, 2023 12:47 am
Reply to  Walter

then i woke up and smelled beautiful aroma of Santo Domingo café ☕ …ummmhh…

Ramon Garcia
April 30, 2023 10:36 pm

DR should provide boats to the Haitian people so they can reach the coasts of Florida or Puerto Rico.

Last edited 11 months ago by Ramon Garcia
Peter Harris
May 1, 2023 5:59 pm

Canada is listening to the Haitian elitists in Montreal and Florida who consider it an ‘insult’ that foreign troops be sent in to put a stop to the barbaric gangs . But I have yet to meet a Haitian who lives in the country that agrees with this.

The Dom Rep however is not used to having to pay out money to help other countries ; yet you take advantage all kinds of international handouts.

Haiti is the number one customer of Dominican exports. At the end of the day , you are not losing any money. Other countries with border issues do not round up citizens ,put them in trucks and return them to the chaos. That includes pregnant women ! Many countries set up camps to assist people until things are better.

The Dom Rep also sells a work visa good for one year to Haitians for $500 usd. Despite this, you force Haitians to leave the country every month to re-enter at a cost of $20. usd per month. That is incredible considering everyone knows that Haitians have little money or time to leave their jobs to do this.

Let’s not take out our frustrations on the average Haitian who is just trying to survive.

May 2, 2023 12:53 am
Reply to  Peter Harris

let them survive on their own expense ,not on mine …we’re not obliged to provide for someone’s ineptness and inability to function on their own …we have to use that revenue to help our country live better , have food on the table …nothing against anyone ,but enough leaching …let USA ??,and canada take them and help them…they’re far more solvent and resourceful that we are ….Teach them how to fish ,don’t give them fish …because they’ll bankrupt you ,and at the end they’ll murder you for stop providing like it’s your job and obligation …they did to French when they massacred everyone …what do you think they’ll do to us ?