Will Violence in Haiti spill over the Dominican Republic

barooosk

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"What I warn of is the reality that if the shortages there is still a shortage of food, medicine and water in Haiti continues, there will be no way for the Dominican authorities to stop the mass exodus of Haitians, it's a matter of survival,"

It is reported that the Orlando Espinoza, President of the Permanent Interior and Police Committee of the Chamber of Deputies issued this warning yesterday comparing the uprising in Haiti to the crisis in Venezuela. He warned that unless the international community responds soon that desperate Haitians will flee the violence and desperate conditions there to relative safety of the Dominican Republic.
 

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"What I warn of is the reality that if the shortages there is still a shortage of food, medicine and water in Haiti continues, there will be no way for the Dominican authorities to stop the mass exodus of Haitians, it's a matter of survival,"

It is reported that the Orlando Espinoza, President of the Permanent Interior and Police Committee of the Chamber of Deputies issued this warning yesterday comparing the uprising in Haiti to the crisis in Venezuela. He warned that unless the international community responds soon that desperate Haitians will flee the violence and desperate conditions there to relative safety of the Dominican Republic.
It is just matter of time. Everything that has gone wrong with Haiti, will eventually spill over (many things already have in fact) to the DR and the consequences are devastating.
 

Cdn_Gringo

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People will always walk from an area with little towards an area with more. If that means the DR then many more people in Haiti could very well be looking in this direction.
 

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Violence from Haiti has never spilled into the DR. The main reason for this is that the populations of both countries are relatively far away from the border region. In Haiti the population is most concentrated from Cap Haitien to Port-au-Prince hugging the Gulf of Gonaives coastline. In the DR most of the population lives to the north/northeast and east of the Central Mountain range.

Had the population of both countries been concentrated along the border, then the instability in one country would heavily impact the neighbor. Good thing the border is the least populated part of both countries.

The development that has been acheived in the DR and that contrasts with Haiti couldn’t be possible if both countries didn’t had their backs towards each other. The whole island would be in the conditions Haiti finds itself.

There are side effects, mainly illegal migration, but never a spill over of the instability that constantly plagues Haiti.