PM Lamothe must be careful with those Dominican organized crime

Agent-x - July 28 2012, 10:41 PM

According to dominicanwatchdog-org on 19 July 2012 article republished from defend-ht, Possible Closing of All Border Markets
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is considering closing the markets along the Haiti-Dominican border because they serve more as points where Dominican products enter Haiti, duty-free, rather than centers of mutual trade.

The Haitian government estimated the total losses across the border to be $10 million per week, a half billion per year.
Dominican authorities seem unwilling to cooperate with the Haitian government in controlling the flow of what it calls contraband across the border.

The President of Dominican Republic Agrobusiness Board, Osmar Benitez, said in June that Dominicans should be concerned by the Haitian Prime Minister's consideration of closing the markets.

Benitez said the borders earn $2 billion yearly for Dominican farmers who benefit from the lack of security on the border.

Dominican Watchdog Note | Of course they are unwilling to help. They live from this smuggling operations which undermine the economy in Haiti.

Recently Dominican PLD party secretary Felix Bautista ran off with their entire reconstruction budget for Haiti!!!

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