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Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph rejects paralyzing the construction of the Masacre Canal. The construction is protested by farmers in Dajabón province in the Dominican Republic on grounds that it would affect the supply of water to their farms.

Three weeks after statements made by President Luis Abinader on the case of gangs in Haiti, had infuriated Haitian Foreign Minister Claude Joseph and raised friction in bilateral relations, the foreign relations minister of Haiti announces his country will continue the construction of a dam that would divert water from the Masacre River.

As reported, Joseph has asked Prime Minister Ariel Henry to move forward with the construction of the canal, in the Ouanaminthe area, on grounds that the Haitian state has no reason to suspend or stop the project.

Joseph says the project was commissioned to the Cuban firm DINVAI, but the work...

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