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Dominican Republic Closes 5 Consulates In Haiti Amid Security Concerns After Port-Au-Prince Protest – International Business Times


Medina invoked the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, an international treaty that requires nations to protect envoys from foreign countries. He also mentioned a pair of incidents that resulted in damage to Dominican consulates in Ouanaminthe and Anse-a-Pitres, according to Reuters.

Civil rights groups and local lawyers organized thousands of protesters who marched to the Dominican Embassy in Port-au-Prince last week, days after a Haitian man living in the Dominican Republic was found lynched in the city of Santiago. “Despite our diversity, despite our differences, we are a country, we exist and we deserve respect. We are neighbors, sharing the same island. The question of racism and barbarism need to be finished with on this island,” said march organizer Pierre-Andre Dumas, according to the Miami Herald. via International Business Times

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