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Haiti officials leave Dominican truckers waiting at the border

Santo Domingo.- Dominican truckers association (Fenatrado) president Blas Peralta on Friday said for the second time Haitian authorities left them waiting to meet over the safety of drivers who haul freight into Haiti.

“The meeting didn’t happen. We were left waiting. The Haitians for a second day didn’t talk to the truck drivers. And this will be a question of next week. Anyway, the border remains the same,” Peralta said, referring to the strike now in its third week.

He said they could try to talk with the Haitians on Monday, but Fenatrado trucks won’t enter Haiti with freight until there´s security. “We maintain our position firm.”

He said the border will remain blocked by truckers from both countries, until Haitian authorities agree to guarantee security for their rigs as well as for drivers, “because we won’t be exposed to continue being pillaged and assaulted like what happened with 28 truck drivers on July 27.”

Source: DT

August 22, 2015

Category: DR News |

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