Here we go again: Haitian Foreign Minister calls for continuing of Masacre irrigation canal construction

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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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Let the Haitians play games with the Masacre River. It's time to play hardball. The DR needs to begin building a dam on the Artibonito River, which has it's headwaters and watershed in the DR. As one of the main water supplies of Haiti, the Artibonito is of huge importance.
 

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Let the Haitians play games with the Masacre River. It's time to play hardball. The DR needs to begin building a dam on the Artibonito River, which has it's headwaters and watershed in the DR. As one of the main water supplies of Haiti, the Artibonito is of huge importance.
I have better Idea, maybe we should cut the river keep it for ourself connecting a canal straight to the side where the river comeback to Dominican soil to continue in its way to meet with the sea.
 
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