Scores of Haitians demanded Sunday the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry following Dominican President Luis Abinader's decision to close all borders between the only two countries sharing the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, it was reported in Port-au-Prince.
Dominican Republic authorities closed all land, air, and sea borders with Haiti over a dispute stemming from the construction of a canal in Haitian territory that affects the flow of water from a river shared by both countries.
The Dominican Republic has suspended issuing visas to Haitian nationals and might fully close all borders between the two countries after a recent excavation of a canal in the Massacre River on the Haitian side resulted in water being diverted with ensuing damages to farmers and the environment, President Luis Abinader explained.
Imports of crude sugar from a company in the Dominican Republic will be blocked at all U.S. ports after the alleged use of forced labor in its production, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced this week.
A Finnish algae processing company is considering installing a plant in the Dominican Republic given the negative impact of the sargassum seaweed invasion of its beaches and tourism industry.
The Dominican Republic's Environment Minister was shot dead by a gunman who walked into his office Monday in Santo Domingo, while a meeting was going on, it was reported.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his Dominican Republic counterpart Luis Abinader Corona Wednesday signed a series of joint agreements during a meeting in Buenos Aires at Casa Rosada.
Current Presidents Sebastián Piñera of Chile, Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador and Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic were listed on the so-called “Pandora Papers” among the world leaders and celebrities who have money saved in tax havens, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
Brazil said that it is closely monitoring the outbreak of African Swine Fever, ASF, in the Dominican Republic and is taking the necessary measures, including an alert on the control of imports, international agriculture surveillance, and animal health services.
Alert in the Americas after the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed African swine fever (ASF) in samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic. ASF has forced China to cull millions of pigs since there is no vaccine to prevent the disease which is also highly contagious.