BBC: Dominican Republic announces plans for Haiti border fence
The president of the Dominican Republic has announced plans to build a fence along its border with Haiti, which extends for about 380km (236 miles).
Luis Abinader said the barrier would help curb illegal immigration, drugs and the flow of stolen vehicles between the two countries, which share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
Mr Abinader said work on the barrier would start later this year.
Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere.
Relations between the two neighbours have been historically difficult.
"In a period of two years, we want to put an end to the serious problems of illegal immigration, drug trafficking and the movement of stolen vehicles," Mr Abinader said in an address to Congress.
The cost of the project has not been disclosed.
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Update: Wall to be built on Dominican Republic/Haiti border (Jamaica Observer).
WNU Editor: Talk about building a border wall between Haiti and the Dominican Republic has been ongoing for years …. DR government will make a border wall (Dominican Today). But I think the Dominican Republic government means it this time.
On a personal note. I have visited both countries. There is no comparison. I would stay in the Dominican Republic hands-down.Original Article
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