Haiti and Dominican Republic: canal, OAS, and diplomacy

Dolores

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For the past month, there has been tension between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, its neighbor. For years, the bi-national table, the framework for binational discussions, has been dysfunctional given the lack of governance in Haiti. After the death of Jovenel Moise, the question is who talks for Haiti, Ariel Henry and his ministers, or the gang leaders.

The most recent major issue is the re-start of the construction of a waterworks to divert the flow of the waters of the Dajabon/Masacre River as it passes through Haiti. At the request of the Dominican government, the work had been stopped during the Moise government, only to be resumed after his death.

The Dominican government has requested a stop to the seemingly makeshift construction until technical studies are carried out. The Haiti government continues to back the construction.

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windeguy

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Is the DR government not going to cut off the supply of water from that river into Haiti completely?

That would solve the one problem that could actually be solved.
 

johne

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You can ask the man directly who opens and closes the faucet here on Instagram. He is very accessible. Why spend time asking members here who prolly don't know. In fact you can voice your opinion to Luis who I am sure would welcome all the advise he can get.

 
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Chellow

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Isn't the 1929 treaty where we also turned over about 10% of the Dominican Republic over to Haiti, why not say fine and revoke the treaty seen they have violated it, and get all that land back.
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