World November 7, 2023 | 10:53 am

Dominican Republic ambassador in Spain asks not to follow speech and policies that promote hatred against Haiti

Santo Domingo.- Juan Bolívar Díaz, the Dominican Republic’s Ambassador to Spain, has called on the country’s political forces to put an end to hate speech and policies directed against Haiti, emphasizing the importance of understanding and cooperation between Dominicans and Haitians.

Díaz urged the Dominican population not to adopt policies or rhetoric fueled by hatred and confrontation. He believes that it is crucial for the Dominican Republic to recognize that it cannot exist in isolation from Haiti and its market. During an interview on the National Awakening program, he stated, “Dominicans and Haitians have to understand each other, use more constructive, less dramatic language, seek and promote solutions in Haiti because we are not going to do without Haiti. Haiti is going to continue to exist, and we cannot follow policies that promote hatred and confrontation.”

The ambassador cautioned against allowing the relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti to deteriorate to the level of historical conflicts, such as that between Israel and Palestine. He emphasized the need for efforts to foster understanding, recognizing the presence of Haitians and the significance of Haiti as a valuable trade opportunity.

Díaz underscored the importance of the Haitian market for the Dominican Republic and its role in the country’s economy. He noted that the Dominican Republic exports more than a billion dollars’ worth of goods to the Haitian market annually, benefiting from a significant advantage in this binational market. He stressed that the relationship is not just limited to the border area but also includes various industries, including egg, chicken, salami, pasta, cement, and other industrial sectors.

The ambassador pointed out the crucial role of Haitian labor in the Dominican economy, particularly in agriculture and construction. He referred to the Haitian workforce as the engine driving growth in these sectors and the Dominican economy as a whole. He acknowledged that without this labor force, the Dominican Republic would face challenges in meeting its food and construction needs.

Díaz expressed the importance of recognizing the positive contributions of Haitians to the Dominican Republic and called for efforts to moderate hate speech and stigmatization. He emphasized the need for a more constructive and cooperative approach in relations between the two nations.

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November 7, 2023 12:50 pm

When politicians speak like this. The first thing I think of is a hidden agenda. This man must be getting some type incentive from illegal immigration. For example his family owns a construction company. or owns farms around the Dominican republic.

Jo josh
November 7, 2023 2:04 pm
Reply to  Cristobal

Common sense is flying above your head… You just hate Haitian that you refuse even to hear common logic…

November 7, 2023 3:22 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

Again you must hate logic. The sovereignty of nation shouldn’t be bought bc a few rich Dominicans and foreigners are getting richer of cheap Haitian labor.

bernie sierra
November 7, 2023 3:50 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

This man has always been a defender of the Illegal Haitians living in the Dominican Republic. This is not about hating Haitians because if that were to be the case then we wouldn’t have 178K Haitians children on our public schools getting the same education as Dominican children. That number is about 20% of all of the children in our schools, getting free health care. What this man is saying is the same thing that he has been saying all of the time. If you read his statement it never mention that the Haitians have always been aggressors of the Dominican Republic. They were the ones that invaded us and that are always claiming that this country belongs to them. Him saying that without the Haitians labor we won’t be able to eat is an insult. Dominican want to work, but they are only going to do it for the right pay and not for under paid.

November 12, 2023 5:01 pm
Reply to  bernie sierra

Stop complaining, cancel all visas to Haitians, keep your products in your country and sealed the border completely. Case solved!!

Alberto Gomez
November 7, 2023 6:10 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

But Haitians don’t hate the Dominicans, they just kidnapped them or just chop the Dominicans head off their shoulder when they cross into Haiti side of the island , How nice are the Haitians are to Dominicans. Very nice

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Ramon Garcia
November 8, 2023 1:52 am
Reply to  Jo josh

I don’t hate you guys, I do wish all of you go back to your territory and learn to live in a democratic and civilized manner. We are not obligated to care for all your needs.

luis aquino
November 8, 2023 10:36 am
Reply to  Cristobal

He gets EU money, he and his family have always been on NGOs payrolls for decades.

Jo josh
November 7, 2023 2:07 pm

Basically he is saying what I have been saying here for weeks… So now you know I do not put on blank statements. I speak using logic and economic facts. The thing is for way too many people, when you spend all your life in an island you tend to have a very narrowed view of the world and believe whatever some guy in power will tell them… Like I say, the more this issue drag on the more economic damage will spread into the country because the Dominican economy is in stone est deeply linked with Haiti

November 7, 2023 3:22 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

Again you must hate logic. The sovereignty of nation shouldn’t be bought bc a few rich Dominicans and foreigners are getting richer of cheap Haitian labor.

November 7, 2023 2:35 pm

Juan Bolívar Díaz = El traidor a sueldo mas grande que financia USAID en R.D.

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November 7, 2023 9:15 pm

Telling the truth is not hatred …if someone feels hated because of the truth is revealed that’s something else …must be the reason for it …

Ramon Garcia
November 8, 2023 1:49 am

He should be fired on the spot for repeating anti-Dominican narrative. He’s probably on some globalists pro-illegal invasion. I personally wish that DR extradite all Haitian back to their country. They are ungrateful and hate us with passion.

Ramon Garcia
November 8, 2023 1:53 am

Take them to Spain, I’m sure they’ll feel loved over there.

November 8, 2023 8:34 pm

These haters never offer viable solutions. Just Hate. Thinking they’re being patriotic and nationalistic waiving generic flags made in China, while the real big boys are taking the country (literally) and reshaping it into enclave for those who can afford to travel and spend there.
Which is fine, if the prosperity is shared, but is it? Keep looking at the big red bouncing ball (Ayti) and demonizing the Piti! Once you wake up, DR will be Macao! Que viva RD!!

Felix Pierre Louis
November 11, 2023 6:14 pm

Haitians do not hate Dominicans but unfortunately many Dominicans have a complex of superiority toward their Haitian neighbors due the fact that Haitians have darker skin, Most Dominican are mulattoes, while Haitian are blacks, therefore they hate the haitians . Just like the late Dominican dictator Raphael Leonidas Trujillo, his maternal grandmother was the daughter of a Haitian General named Victorien Chevalier, but Trujillo claimed that he was a pure white Dominican, and denied his Haitian ancestral background, by declaring that he was related to a French aristocrat named Chevalier. The Dominicans should accept their African heritage racial background like the Haitians do.

November 11, 2023 8:00 pm

Nonsensue and irrelevant. Black Dominicans accept their African heritage, but guess what? They are still culturally different from the Haitians and speak a different language. Also was funny to me, is that I can actually tell black Haitians and black Dominican apart because most black Dominicans are mixed. Dominicans and Haitians were never the same people. Don’t blame us, blame your French colonizers.

November 12, 2023 10:04 am

Again the Dominican Republic and Haiti are not one. Please stop with your hatian narrative. Just bc your country is a cesspool does not mean the Dominican Republic should be one too. As a black Dominican. I am really proud of my African heritage. I just don’t want to be part of a failed state. Just bc we share African heritage does not mean the Dominican Republic should be haiti.

November 12, 2023 4:54 pm
Reply to  James

No problem, don’t sell your product to Haiti and sealed the border. Can’t fool me with your no soy negro attitude. Can’t you see the world is against DR and getting worst by the second.

November 13, 2023 9:30 am
Reply to  foufou

This is the problem when your country (Haiti) and its people. Instead of finding a solution to Haitian problems and their corrupt country. They just blame their Dominican counterparts.

November 13, 2023 6:45 pm
Reply to  Cristobal

I don’t need your platitude, just keep your product in DR and leave us with our problems. Stop crying, sealed the GD border, we don’t want to have any relationship with you. I am sure you will be much more happier without any contact with any Haitian. Why would a European country like DR want any relationship with and African country like Haiti. DR is the only country in Latina America that does not celebrate Afro Latino

November 14, 2023 9:56 am
Reply to  foufou

Again Lies. Like I said before, stay in your side of the island and leave the Dominican republic alone,. Haitians like you think is the Dominican republic fault. If I was you, speak to your corrupt Haitian politicians and France.

November 15, 2023 12:39 am
Reply to  Cristobal

Is that why, Dominicans are crying like babies to negotiate with Haiti to open the border? Haitians are of Africans descent, DR has a history of collecting harlots throughout the world to lighten its hue. Stop asking Haiti to resume commercials exchanges, sell your goods to Europe.

November 13, 2023 9:26 am

Very True the Ambassador has a vision of a statesman like we have our prime minister modi in India..its not the time for War as he told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a regional summit..the world is going thru a evry bad & evil phase..& we as indians truly support reconcillation between the two beautiful countries the Dominican Republic as well as Haiti.

November 16, 2023 12:39 am
Reply to  Pankaj

I agree with Pankaj. This is not time for war and hate. This is time for solutions, support and reconciliation. Haitians are hard working people that despite the horrible situations that they have to deal day to day to merely survive, they keep going.We, Haitians and Dominicans are not responsible for the past and the history of our countries, but we are responsible for the present. We can change the course for the future. Haiti is Haiti. Dominicana is Dominicana, both countries benefit from each other. I think it is time to reevaluate our coexistence in the island. Lets stop wasting our time and energy in hating.