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World ‘leaves Haiti’s plight’ to the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- Former Guatemala president Alvaro Colom on Tuesday said the international community seems to have abandoned Haiti to its fate and left the Dominican Republic to deal with the burden of consequences of political instability, ongoing economic crisis and the human drama which can only escape across the border between the Hispaniola neighbors.

Colom called on the international community to pay more attention to Haiti’s suffering, more solidarity with its peoples and for major powers to help Dominican Republic assist and save the hemisphere’s poorest country. “The country on the east of the island, with has its own problems cannot withstand the burden of another poor sister nation.”

In that regard, Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) former president Manolo Pichardo said the Haitian people’s only escape is the Dominican Republic, “because all of the world’s doors have been closed and that has a huge impact on the economy, because uncontrolled migration strikes directly at our health care, education and contributes to job insecurity.”

Colom and Pichardo spoke during the conference “PARLACEN, legislation of Central American Integration” at Universidad del Caribe.

Source: DT

Feb 10, 2016

Category: DR News |

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