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Dajabón, Dominican Republic. - Thousands of Haitians from different towns remain at the border gate of the new binational bridge since Sunday and Monday dawn, after red tape prevented the reopening of the traditional market held Mondays and Fridays.

The Haitian Foreign Ministry said the authorization to reopen the market on Friday in the border town was only for that day, while Dominican Border Police (Cesfront) chief Castaing Jiménez said its Dominican par banned the reopening because the procedures with the neighboring country weren’t completed.

Dajabón governor Esther Ramirez said the permit to reopen the new bridge had been requested, but the Haitian authorities apparently understood that it was only for that day, because she was informed that once the market ended, the crossing would be again halted, and until its official inauguration. “Now we’ll have to transact the same red tape again, otherwise the fair will not be held next Monday.”

On Friday and minutes before the border gate opened the market’s busy activities began in full swing until an avalanche of vendors pushed their way into the site, injuring several Haitians, one reportedly with a fractured leg.

Other border tows

The market held in the other border towns were reportedly open in Pedernales and Jimaní, but remains shuttered in Elías Piña.

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17 comment(s)
Written by: WalterPolo, 15 Nov 2010 1:01 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Mo' red tape.

Mo' money.
Written by: BASTA, 15 Nov 2010 1:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Use the red tape to strangle lieonel
Written by: xwill7, 15 Nov 2010 1:20 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
What fuel is being used to boil water? carbon?
Written by: matador, 15 Nov 2010 2:14 PM
From: United States,
Use more Red tape Before all DR end up with the haitia Collera.
Written by: JimHarrington This user is banned, 15 Nov 2010 3:14 PM
From: United States
more money is all thats needed on bothe the Haitian side and the DR side.

Then the markets will flow.
Written by: VeronicaDR, 15 Nov 2010 6:41 PM
From: United States
Anyone paying their bribes may pass the rest cannot.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 15 Nov 2010 7:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
It could be dangerous to eat those fish that poor lady is trying to sell.
Written by: xwill7, 16 Nov 2010 12:57 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
Can M-cookies be contaminated as well?? Or does the bacteria get cooked off?
Written by: Pepe32, 16 Nov 2010 1:03 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Now we won't get all those supplies marked UN!
Written by: HaitianDominicanPuertorican, 16 Nov 2010 12:31 PM
From: Puerto Rico, United States, HAITI, Puerto Rico
Its not Haitian cholera, cholera has been non-existant in hispaniola in nearly a half a century. The UN and American CDC have investigated and determined the cholera strain is link to South Asian, the UN troops from Nepal just arrived in Haiti at the end of summer and they have just had a cholera outbreak in their country recently. The UN troops brought this cholera to the region which threatens DR, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the rest of the caribbean. Educate yourselves a little.
Written by: Wehaitiano, 16 Nov 2010 3:04 PM
It's Haitian cholera, it's in Haiti so shut up. You're the typical Haitian blaming others for our own problems.
Written by: mrchivo, 16 Nov 2010 3:05 PM
From: United States
Teach We, teach.
Written by: HaitianDominicanPuertorican, 17 Nov 2010 11:06 AM
From: Puerto Rico, United States, HAITI, Puerto Rico
Correction, im part Haitian, Puerto Rican, and a little Dominican, born in the Puerto Rico, live in the main land U.S. but travel back and fourth from PR and Haiti. Your uneducated as couldn't tell from my name, does stupidity run in your family. No wonder why some people here hate ya'll. Just talk, talk, talk a bunch of shi* with no substance. All this hateful, useless, rambling, and baffonary. Educate yourselves a little instead of make your own accusations, because its making yourselves look stupid.
Written by: Pepe32, 18 Nov 2010 4:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic
OK maybe we can call it PitiCholera or Vuducholera or WesternHispaniolan Cholera ...happy???
Written by: HaitianDominicanPuertorican, 19 Nov 2010 1:43 AM
From: Puerto Rico, United States, HAITI, Puerto Rico
No im not happy, theres south asian strain of cholera in the caribbean, why would I be happy. Are you happy!?!
Written by: Pepe32, 20 Nov 2010 3:34 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Correction,there is Cholera in Haiti now spreading to DR and even Miami has reported a case.

Bottom line if Haiti was not the disaster it is and has always been the Nepalese would not be there .

If Haiti was a parent (of 10 million kids) everyone would know that they are not fit to run their own affairs and they should be either put in a " foster home " (Senegal maybe..) or given to "foster parents" (France or Canada).

What is amply evident is that Haiti cannot stand on its own and every penny given to Haiti under the current reality is a penny wasted!
Written by: Pepe32, 20 Nov 2010 3:37 PM
From: Dominican Republic
So Haitian Cholera is now poised to spread throughout the Caribbean which is why Haiti is a threat to the whole area especially to DR because Cholera can be taken to an area but unless the conditions exist to help it proliferate it would cause minor problems.

Forget elections in Haiti and just appoint a governor (non Haitian)!
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