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Santo Domingo.- Fidel Santana, national deputy and leader of the left-leaning Frente Amplio (FPA), on Sunday said he was barred from traveling to the US as he was about to board a Delta airline flight at Las Americas International Airport on Friday.

Meanwhile his colleague and also leftist Fidelio Despradel , of the minority party Alianza País was denied an official visa, which he had requested as a Dominican legislator.

Santana was slated to dictate a conference to mark Dominican Identity Week in New York.

Despradel said he had requested an official visa  as a legislator of the Dominican Republic  but was denied.

The revelation comes after Santana denounced having been prevented from traveling to the US.

Interviewed on Colorvision Channel 9, the lawmaker said the ban was on his personal visa, since he has yet to request a legislative one.

 Despite his insisting on the reasons for the measure, he was told to go to the American embassy in the country, since they had no details.

"I have never been linked to acts of corruption or drug trafficking; the only reason could be for my militancy of more than 40 years in the revolutionary left of my country. If it was for that, more than shame, it's pride. I am a Dominican Revolutionary and believe in my country's independence."

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5 comment(s)
Written by: foresthill, 13 Feb 2017 10:32 AM
From: Dominican Republic, santo domingo
no communist subversives wanted in the us
Written by: jonnybgood, 13 Feb 2017 12:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic
No, Foresthill, they prefer ultra-right subversives!
Written by: Ricardolito, 13 Feb 2017 7:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
go on USA.. just build all the fences and barriers and lock yourselves into your rotting country ..we are so tolerant in the DR ..it is so much better to live that way ..
Written by: laman00, 13 Feb 2017 11:24 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA

Good riddance stay the hell out....
Written by: danny00, 15 Feb 2017 1:38 PM
From: United States, Berlin Germany
Written by: Ricardolito, 13 Feb 2017 7:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
go on USA.. just build all the fences and barriers and lock yourselves into your rotting country ..we are so tolerant in the DR ..it is so much better to live that way .. LYNCHING HAITIANS? your one funny guy but no one is laughing.
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