Dominican Republic urges resolving security issues in Haiti

Dolores

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 20, 2019
9,764
1,323
93
Formula-Arria-Haiti-MIREX-1024x576.jpg




Minister of Foreign Relations Roberto Alvarez spoke in a meeting of the Permanent Security Council of the United Nations urging international cooperation come forth to resolve the acute security issues in Haiti. At present, criminal gangs are more in control of the country than the government. Kidnappings are the leading industry.



The position of the Dominican government is that “an agreement between government forces, civil society, the private sector and the population itself is the only credible and sustainable path to Haiti’s future. Gender equality, opportunities for youth and full respect for human rights must play a central role in this process.”



Alvarez highlighted: “The much-needed reconciliation that will end Haiti’s long political division is the necessary first step towards that end. On the basis of agreed common principles and objectives, Haiti’s political...

Continue reading...
 
Last edited by a moderator:

zoomzx11

Gold
Jan 21, 2006
8,086
611
113
Zero chance of that ever happening.

But he had to say something, that is his day job.
He was incapable of anything better that this?

It gets even worse if you read more of his speech.
"Gender equality, opportunities for youth and full respect for human rights must play a central role in this process.”
The DR has never been able to make this a reality at home and now we are talking about Haiti?
 

BermudaRum

Bronze
Oct 9, 2007
1,028
202
63
Zero chance of that ever happening.

But he had to say something, that is his day job.
He's only repeating on a lower level what his boss presented to the UN three weeks ago. Does anyone think that the speech fell on deaf ears?
 

aarhus

Traveller
Jun 10, 2008
2,694
1,033
113
He was incapable of anything better that this?

It gets even worse if you read more of his speech.
"Gender equality, opportunities for youth and full respect for human rights must play a central role in this process.”
The DR has never been able to make this a reality at home and now we are talking about Haiti?
Honestly that is comical. Or tragic comical.
 

BermudaRum

Bronze
Oct 9, 2007
1,028
202
63
There appears to be nobody who cares. That is because there is no way to make things better.
In truth, it's not about caring, it's about what benefits would any country receive in getting involved. There lies the DR issue with being stuck between a rock and hard place in getting help from other countries.
Just ask anyone locally , what would the Govt do if tens of thousands, even 100's of thousands of Haitians decided to flee into the DR all at once? Don't laugh, many other countries have successfully crossed borders as it is not that difficult to do in tsunami numbers. And given the situations with having no political structure to provide the security that all citizens deserve, I see no reason why one would stay in Haiti which is controlled by gangs and violence.
IMHO, the DR needs to remind the UN that if they are the international peace keepers of the world, then get to work in Haiti now, Tomorrow is too late.
 

aarhus

Traveller
Jun 10, 2008
2,694
1,033
113
In truth, it's not about caring, it's about what benefits would any country receive in getting involved. There lies the DR issue with being stuck between a rock and hard place in getting help from other countries.
Just ask anyone locally , what would the Govt do if tens of thousands, even 100's of thousands of Haitians decided to flee into the DR all at once? Don't laugh, many other countries have successfully crossed borders as it is not that difficult to do in tsunami numbers. And given the situations with having no political structure to provide the security that all citizens deserve, I see no reason why one would stay in Haiti which is controlled by gangs and violence.
IMHO, the DR needs to remind the UN that if they are the international peace keepers of the world, then get to work in Haiti now, Tomorrow is too late.
That’s a very likely scenario.