Dominican Republic has built 23 km of controversial fence on its border with Haiti

The fence, about four meters high, sits on a cement brick wall and is topped by a spiral of razor wire. The project has caused controversy and has been criticized by Dominican and Haitian businessmen, entrepreneurs, and human rights organizations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Dominican Republic had already built 23 kilometers of fence along the border with Haiti, in work begun before President Luis Abinader announced plans to erect a fence along the entire length of the dividing line to curb immigration and smuggling.

The sections built are located at the Jimani and Elias Piña border crossings. The second and third most important between the two countries, and work is still underway, said General Santo Domingo Guerrero Clase, director of Plans and Operations of the General Staff.

The Army discreetly carried out the construction, without major announcements by . . .

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