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Haitians tried to remove pyramid that delimits the border

Haiti.- Tensions have escalated at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Haitians, armed with picks, shovels, and machetes, attempted to unearth a border pyramid that delimits the border line between the two countries. The pyramids are used by Dominican authorities to patrol the western side of the perimeter fence, while Haitians want the fence itself to define the border.

The situation escalated further as Haitians entered Dominican territory, set tires on fire, and blocked a road used by the Dominican Army for patrols. The Dominican consul in Juana Méndez, Margarito de León Castillo, arrived at the border to meet with Haitian authorities in an attempt to mediate and prevent an armed confrontation.

Haiti has increased its military presence, with armed personnel in combat positions, while Haitian civilians continue to provoke Dominican soldiers. The protesters believe that the fence itself marks the border, contrary to the established line defined by the pyramids since 1929.

The incident occurred near a canal being constructed by Haitian civilians to divert the Masacre River. The Dominican Army maintains a significant presence on the Dominican side to protect the sovereignty and peace of the Dominican territory.

Tensions at the border remain high, and the situation is delicate, with both sides seeking to assert their claims over the border area.

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Jo josh
November 9, 2023 8:29 am

One day maybe the two countries will realize that they are neighbors and have to come along .. this is becoming beyond ridiculous.

November 9, 2023 8:57 am
Reply to  Jo josh

The problem is in the Haitian side, there is no government so the population can do whatever it wants, the government has no control over law and order, so a group of Haitian is doing whatever they want

November 9, 2023 9:26 am
Reply to  Jo josh

The problem with Haiti is that the un and international community doesn’t want to realized that Haiti is a failed nation. The Dominican Republic should never be Haiti solution. The Dominican Republic has its own issues. And I top of that has huge Haitian population in the Dominican Republic

bernie sierra
November 9, 2023 4:45 pm
Reply to  Jo josh

Did you even had the time to read the article? Haitians crossed over our country looking for trouble. We don’t want to invade Haiti nor take land from them. When was the last time that you heard of Dominicans causing troubles on the Haiti side. Never right. Maybe you need to refrain your statement to read this way. Haitian needs to understand that they must respect the right for the Dominican Republic to exist.

November 9, 2023 9:28 am

No Kenyan rescue anytime soon…

Last edited 25 days ago by Alfredo
Mr facts
November 9, 2023 5:47 pm
Reply to  Alfredo

Nope ????????‍♂️

November 16, 2023 5:21 pm
Reply to  Alfredo

The Kenyans are coming soon!

November 10, 2023 11:57 am

The only solution to Haiti is from within. The border must stay closed, and all Haitians at home or abroad, must commit to rebuilding the country. Haiti faces an internal civil war between gangs, ruling class, and the remaining population. The remaining population does not have the resources to win the war. Haiti has made and chose to rely on outside support, which lost any will or means to maintain a functioning country. The DR has “spoiled” them as a relief valve, and taken advantage of by cheap agriculture and construction labor. The DR has invested great sums of money on the relieve valve, from scarce recourses needed in DR. As so many have voice and recognized, there is no Dominican solution to Haiti’s problems. The canal dispute, right or wrong, showed a grimmer of cooperation and unity among Haitians. Those “brave” people taunting the DR’s military on the border, need to be equally brave and fight the gangs and those interested in maintaining the current state of the failed state. Haiti has long been a nation of disunity and does not poses a vision of a stable and democratic society. Currently, there are in survival mode, and many are trying to escape to other countries, which have worked and sacrificed to have such a nation. Haiti lacks national pride and there are no rallying points to unite. Another great problem for Haiti is their culture, language, and values are misaligned and surrounded by “Hispanic” countries, who are vastly different. The crisis will explode into great human tragedy, and the most convenient escape is to invade/relocate to the DR. The long border makes it very difficult and expensive to seal off. The DR must prepare for a massive rush of Haitians, motivated by desperation, and “animal” instinct to survive. Being a parent too, I can understand and caution of this strong motivator to escape abroad. As impractical as it is, the only solution is to relocate the entire population of Haiti through out the world, and end the Haitian state. The DR would annex the empty territory, rename to “El Gran Parque Trinitario del Oeste de la Isla Republica Dominicana”. A environmental protected area, which would take decades and a large campaign to reforest.

Nic Mystery
November 12, 2023 6:54 pm