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Government Increases Military Presence on Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

ISSN:1089-1560
LADB Article ID: 79122
Category/Department: Dominican Republic
Date: 2013-10-24
By: Crosby Girón

At the end of May, the Dominican government decided to "reinforce" border security with 1,500 extra troops. This is far from being a recent event, as for years both countries have engaged in joint security operations. Minister of Defense Maj. Gen. Rubén Darío Paulino Sen told the local media that the troops sent to the border would be trained to prevent all sorts of crimes in the border area. This occurred amid a series of media stories regarding the "unchecked flow of illegal immigrants," particularly women and children, across the Dajabón border-crossing point.

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