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Santo Domingo.– US experts who studied the situation at the Dominican-Haiti border reported a series of weaknesses that lead to all kinds of illicit activities, placing in doubt the work of the military in that frontier. 

The study revealed the lack of and in many case bad shape of the Dominican Army’s facilities, the lack of training, logistics, weapons, vehicles, garments, as well as low wages and bad nutrition. 

The report, which has not been presented officially, recommends that there should be helicopters deployed in the region and the creation of a Border Guard.

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Written by: Juan F. German Valerio, 7 Aug 2006 10:57 AM
From: Brooklyn
wait!..there's actually a border between dr and haiti?!? with all the illegal haitians in dominican territory i run into every time i go to dr i find it hard to believe..there will never be a true border until real patriots make it a real border. unfortunately, patriotism is sorely lacking among dominican leaders.
Written by: Liz Beth Soto, 8 Aug 2006 11:39 AM
From: Haiti
Patriotism is not what makes a border. Honest and respectful border patrol officers on either side are. The Mal Pas border lacks this on both the Dominican and the Haitian crossing.

Long standing Dominican hatred of their darker neighbors reigns at the border and throughout the DR. Until the racism against Haitians becomes a thing of the past, you will continue to see Haitian "slaves" through out the DR.
Written by: Juan F. German Valerio, 14 Aug 2006 12:38 PM
From: Brooklyn
i beg to differ..patriotism does make a border...if it wasn't for our forefathers sense of patriotism the island would still be one nation under the haitian flag today and the only reason there are so many exploited haitians on dominican soil is because of unscrupolous businessmen who wish to pay the cheapest wages possible (and thereby denying a dominican citizen a legitmate wage) and a government that turns a blind eye to the practice..so you see ms. soto, patriotism does make borders..
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