Canada warns travelers on Dom. Rep. as mining flaps rage
Santo Domingo.- The Canadian Government warns its travelers to “exercise a high degree of caution when traveling to the Dominican Republic, citing a crime rate it considers high.
“There is no nationwide advisory in effect for the Dominican Republic. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to a high crime rate,” says Ottawa on its website.
The surprising warning comes in the midst of the continuing conflicts between the Canadian mining companies Xstrata Nickel Falcondo and Barrick Gold Corp., the first with the Loma Miranda project and the second over the contract to mine the Pueblo Viejo site.
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