World October 30, 2023 | 12:15 pm

Haitian population and authorities “outraged” by the “arrogant” attitude of Luis Abinader, according to Haitian newspaper

Haiti.- An editorial from Le Nouvelliste, a prominent Haitian media outlet, has analyzed the ongoing conflict between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The editorial suggests that despite President Luis Abinader’s order to reopen the border for trade, it is, in fact, “openly closed.”

The editorial, authored by journalist Franktz Duval, emphasizes that the Haitian authorities have remained silent about the border reopening and have not issued any official statements regarding the matter. The border is described as being “openly closed” without any press releases or explicit threats.

Furthermore, the editorial criticizes President Abinader for unilaterally declaring that the border is open only for the existence of a commercial corridor. It notes that this decision has led to outrage among the Haitian population and border authorities.

The editorial also mentions ongoing efforts to build an irrigation canal on the Haitian side of the Masacre River. Donations from Haitians worldwide for this project have reached a significant amount, as reported by Le Nouvelliste.

The conflict and tensions between the two neighboring countries continue to be a complex issue, with diplomatic efforts and negotiations needed to address the underlying concerns on both sides.

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October 30, 2023 12:26 pm

I’m still shocked that the Hattian govt is getting mad because the Dominican govt is finally getting their migration in order. Good for the Dominican republic. follow the laws and the rules.

October 30, 2023 12:44 pm

As long as they stay in Haiti to be “outraged”, it’s fine with me.

Jo josh
October 30, 2023 3:09 pm
Reply to  Edward

Funny how people who knows absolutely nothing about macro economics are happy about this situation… I won’t be saying much, I already stated many economics facts here, I will only say this : there is a reason why the call to reopen the border, making crisis meetings only come from the Dominican side… Now do your homework and do some research.

October 30, 2023 4:42 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

Better to say nothing. Nothin good comes from Haiti.

Jo josh
October 30, 2023 9:39 pm
Reply to  Hog

Oh this is why you said goodbye to $3 billions trade surplus… I wonder why the government is now so adamant to reopen the border…

Jose mirales
October 31, 2023 12:38 pm
Reply to  Hog

What’s good you send to Haiti stuff nobody want from DR so now Haitian don’t needs them

October 30, 2023 10:45 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

You’ve got a mighty big opinion of yourself….apparently you are the only one in the world who can read. Your condescending attitude smells of pompous BS. I suspect you’re not as smart as you think.

Dave Lopes
October 31, 2023 12:31 am

Haitians are not mad, they just decided to keep their border closed. Meanwhile, dominican merchants are protesting. No protests in Haiti over the border..

October 31, 2023 5:19 am

I wonder if Dominicans will awaken from their twilight zone and recognize that it’s now 2023. In this day and age, bigotry has the potential to significantly harm their economy. The deliberate disregard for their own history and the presence of blatant racism will not escape notice. If the Haitian people opt to stand firm and choose to cease trade, visits, or work in the Dominican Republic, their economy may collapse into non-existence.

October 31, 2023 8:20 am
Reply to  Mike

I don’t think that’s the truth,. The only people who are getting rich of the cheap labor are rich foreigners and rich Dominican families. Even under the Trujillo era the Haitians only worked in the sugar industries. This myth that the Dominican republic needs Haitian labor is ridiculous. The Dominican and Haitian border should be close for at least a while. Until the Dominican republic gets its house in order.

October 31, 2023 8:20 am
Reply to  Mike

Nothing to do with bigotry. Maybe you haven’t been there and seen how they live. I’d love to see if you let your daughter live among them. Let them keep their filthy money. Domincan’s can make it somewhere else.

Alberto Gomez
October 31, 2023 9:19 am
Reply to  Mike

Talking about racism and bigotry, I got laugh at that lol, Who’s was Haiti founding father , and what did he do ? Blanc , Blanc , Blanc lol