Dominican Republic closes border with Haiti amid tensions over canal

  • čas přidán 16. 09. 2023
  • The Dominican Republic has closed its border with Haiti because Haitian farmers are building a canal from a shared river.
    On Sunday, the country’s defence and industry ministers visited the border town of Dajabon.
    Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Dajabon, Dominican Republic.
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Komentáře • 0

    KANELOMUSICK Před 11 dny +87

    I am Dominican and i have no hate towards 🇭🇹 i just wish they could understand that they must unit and fix their issues in their country and rebuilt and take care of their land. Dominicans are not their enemies Hatians are their own enemies. You can’t go in no ones house and demand NOTHING when you have already destroyed the little bit of things you had. That’s not how it works.

    • The useless
      The useless Před 10 dny +5

      I respect that bro much love 🇭🇹🇩🇴

    • Messiah
      Messiah Před 10 dny +22

      The situation is way more complex!!! Dominican government is part of problem. You don’t know what your talking about. What demands ?

    • NalaniNicole
      NalaniNicole Před 10 dny +11

      exactly what demands ?. Dominicans are definitely part of the problem smh. It’s obvious that we help DR become where it is today. The canal must continue ‼️‼️

    • Fetty Ken Boy
      Fetty Ken Boy Před 9 dny +1

      Respect bro

    • Ad an
      Ad an Před 9 dny +6

      ​@Messiahpfft its always someone elses problems

  • Emmanuel Suarez
    Emmanuel Suarez Před 14 dny +67

    The 1929 agreement say any country can change the course of the river, only the farmers at side of the river can use the water without affecting the resource, including about 200 Dominicans and Haitians farmers. These water canal design use 3mts^3/s and the rivers its 2.5mts^3/s, these means no more river below that point, all the farmers with decades at side of the river and below that point (Haitians and Dominicans) will be affected. So, the same historic disorder but now affecting also the Dominican Republic.

    • Carlos Rocha
      Carlos Rocha Před 13 dny +15

      I think you meant "can't change the course of the river"

    • TSem LeSentimental
      TSem LeSentimental Před 12 dny +5

      lmao, thats a lie. anyone can use google map and see DR use the river to irrigate for their farmers. The canal will be build and the river will still exist. Stop the bs

    • Luis Chalas
      Luis Chalas Před 12 dny +9

      ​@TSem LeSentimentalthey use it without changing the course. But not like the Haitians they want to change the course of the river will be ending up in Haiti. Nobody says that haiti can't use the river what we say is you can't change the course of the river.

    • Green Vasquez
      Green Vasquez Před 12 dny

      Y’all the one lying

  • Cosmos
    Cosmos Před 14 dny +57

    Let's talk about the fact that a certain country supposedly found a gold mine in haiti that they want, and to mine it they need a whole lot of water regardless of who suffers the consequences of the waste of water.

    • José Núñez
      José Núñez Před 13 dny +10

      Canadá 🍁

    • Fz09 4ever
      Fz09 4ever Před 13 dny +4

      You hit the nail in the head with that one. Haiti definitely has something that atleast two big countries have slowly but surely been getting away with mining gold.
      This is all a distraction as usual, as a matter of fact it wouldnt surprise if as a right now they’re mining ⛏️.

    • Fz09 4ever
      Fz09 4ever Před 13 dny +9

      @Cosmos clearly this time around the people of Haiti will be left without Gold and without water

    VWA BONDYE TV Před 4 dny +5

    I'm Haitian I love my country Haiti must be liberated

    • edd
      edd Před 2 dny

      From who ?

    • Juss Kitten
      Juss Kitten Před dnem

      Haiti was decent when Papa Doc was running it.

    • Yaffar Rosario
      Yaffar Rosario Před dnem

      Liberado de quien ?

  • Raheem Aly
    Raheem Aly Před 2 dny +11

    🤩🤩I’ve been to Dominican Republic so many times it’s a beautiful country and nice people. Dominican Republic wants to protect it’s populace from other migrants. You have to understand they can’t let everyone in that country cause that would cause mayhem.

    • hardyman
      hardyman Před 2 hodinami

      the people are not trying to cross over, they trying to build a farm to feed themselves and cross over less I thought Dominican would have love that

    • Ancestral Light
      Ancestral Light Před 2 hodinami

      @hardyman, I’m aware!, we (Haitians) want to border to remain closed (Operation LOCK FRONTIER ⚔️🇩🇴). We are too busy working on the canal, and we in the dyaspora are 100% committed to finance it along with many other projects that our late president Jovenel envisioned. It’s our responsibility to make our people great again.

  • Jaime #1
    Jaime #1 Před 12 dny +37

    This was expected from a country like Haiti.

  • Fabius
    Fabius Před 4 dny +11

    God bless you DR love from Spain

  • Tesla In the hood
    Tesla In the hood Před 13 dny +18

    The river starts and ends in the DR from its underground aquifer. It would dry up. So it makes sense not letting someone else risk its eco system. Hurting both at the end. If the one in Haiti was already destroyed because of poor leadership.

    • Kriss Pinn
      Kriss Pinn Před 11 dny +1

      Haiti is the best

    • Messy Jesse
      Messy Jesse  Před 11 dny +5

      @Kriss Pinnthe best shthole

    • Kriss Pinn
      Kriss Pinn Před 11 dny +1

      @Messy Jesse Like what you were born from

    • Angel
      Angel Před 8 dny

      @Kriss Pinn the best demons

  • adriano Gutierrez Hernandez
    adriano Gutierrez Hernandez Před 13 dny +36

    Long live Dominican Republic!!! We stand with the Dominican people.

    • The Story teller
      The Story teller Před 12 dny +4

      Lol but Haitians built everything in your country 😂

    • adriano Gutierrez Hernandez
      adriano Gutierrez Hernandez Před 12 dny +12

      @The Story teller do they work for free? They should thank the Dominican people for giving them work and hospitality.

    • Multipolar World.
      Multipolar World. Před 12 dny +2

      ​@adriano Gutierrez Hernandezyou're right my bro.If the Haitian people didn't lose their dignity you couldn't say something like that even in your dreams.
      A bad day doesn't mean it's the end of everything.

  • Raquel Cuello
    Raquel Cuello Před 8 dny +24

    The same energy they are using now should be used to rebuild their country. The Dominican Republic can no longer carry that load. We are not a rich country. We are facing poverty as well. They need to get together and rebuild their country.

    • Tain Awmn
      Tain Awmn Před 5 dny


    • hardyman
      hardyman Před 2 hodinami

      exactly that's what i said so if this canal would keep them in their country let them have it and close your bother forever. what happened to that wall you guys were building?

  • olengi martinez
    olengi martinez Před 12 dny +16

    The environmental impact of what Haiti is Doing is part of the reason why they are wrong. If DR wanted to act with force they could have gone to loma de Cabrera DR when the river begins and do a canal and drive it to the DR using Haitian logic, but there is one agreement from 1929 and there is also people from both border that benefits from the river.

    • olengi martinez
      olengi martinez Před 8 dny

      @Angel you wrong it say he river that means the whole of that would be the case the river starts in loma de Cabrera DR they could just do a canal there because it’s in a Dominican territory.

  • David Francisco
    David Francisco Před 10 dny +28

    ¿Dónde están todos los que defienden la ecología del planeta???
    Ahora los dominicanos deben permitir que un grupo de pandillas destruyan y sequen también los ríos de su país?????????
    ¿Hasta dónde llegaremos con el deseo de hacer que República Dominicana cargue con el estado fallido de Haití?????

  • JAY Barber
    JAY Barber Před 10 dny +9

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC I LOVE YOU ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • future305
    future305 Před 14 dny +43

    About time Dominican Republic has some law and order at the border.

  • Silkss
    Silkss Před 11 dny +10

    Dominicano hasta la muerte 💪🏼🇩🇴💙

  • Y Lam
    Y Lam Před 9 dny +1

    My Haitian people be strong don't give up

  • 2BleA MUSIC
    2BleA MUSIC Před 12 dny +21

    Our Haitian brothers and sisters are blind by desperation. I do not blame them, I blame their politicians, who have taken so much advantage, and still take advantage of them. The politicians knew this canal was a violation of the 1929 treaty. Nonetheless, they still started the canal, and now are politicizing the situation to gain sympathy. At the end, it is the people of Ouanaminthe who will suffer, not the politicians, not the elite, not the Haitians in the diaspora.

    • Jose Saladin
      Jose Saladin Před 6 dny

      It's the way of the people as a whole. Not an individual

    • Anthon
      Anthon Před 6 dny +1

      I am sorry cause this may hurt you brother, but what you just said is a bunch of nonsense man.
      You violated that treaty 11 times man, the source of the river is in your country, but it flows through our territory which gives us the right to use it plus we have 3 rivers that intersect with it so you've using our water we never said anything about it.
      It's a shame that you guys are even talking about it, but it's not your fault, it's your president who apparently has an agreement with businessmen from your country and my country to destoy the bilateral market so the poor can't benefit from it.
      Haiti can export from central America but only rich people will be able to participate in that trade and your business will export to other countries but only rich people will participate in that trade as well, so now tell what happens to the poor.

  • Jeancarlos Minyetty
    Jeancarlos Minyetty Před 10 dny +6

    Im dominican, the river arises in Rep Dom, and ends here too, they violating the international teaty, if they do that, the order to make a dale here to stop the river is done, working on it, because Haiti dont respect, whos gonna suffer now, for not respecting the international treaty

    MIXED UP Před 14 dny +35

    these people who opinionate on what they don’t understand 🤦🏽 .
    It doesn’t matter if DR has 4 or 5 or 11 canals none of our canals Divert the flow of the river and all our canals were approved by both GVTs why are these commentators so blind ?

    • Danie
      Danie Před 14 dny +5

      How one canal will divert the river and your 11 ones not?

    • ejhm Hernandez-Machado
      ejhm Hernandez-Machado Před 14 dny +14

      @Daniebecause the canals were built to not divert it, that’s why the Haitian government was okay with it, so by process of LOGIC and ELIMINATION, this CANAL is breaking the treaty due to the fact that it does divert the path, it does not meet the requirements nor safety environmental standards, hence why all of this drama is going on. If it didn’t divert it wouldn’t, and if it does not divert I want you to link your sources

  • Rafael Rodriguez
    Rafael Rodriguez Před 8 dny +19

    The river originates in the DR and many years ago the DR built the Dajabon bypass in case the Haitians would do something like this. The river turns into Haiti for a few kilometers but it can be routed to remain in the DR side via the Dajabon bypass. The bypass was never used, it is being cleared of vegetation growth now. It will be ready in 60 days. A simple explosive charge will maintain the entire course of the river in the DR. Haiti can build a canal on their side, a dirt canal for all the good it will do.

    • Red Wolf
      Red Wolf Před 7 dny +2

      Good, can't wait for DR to do this

    • Bebee
      Bebee Před 6 dny


    • Nesly Louis
      Nesly Louis Před 5 dny

      The problem is not Haitain or Dominican,Why don't ya look from 1915 who was invested on land irrigate by the river till now.

    • Nesly Louis
      Nesly Louis Před 5 dny

      Both nation is divided by foreign cooperation while they sucking up both side.

  • Raphaël
    Raphaël Před 14 dny +115

    The river rises in Dajabón, Dominican Republic, and ends in Bahía de Manzanillo, Dominican Republic. Of the 55 km² that the Masacre (Dajabón) River has, 48 km² is the exclusive property of the Dominican Republic. Only 6.5 km² of the remaining 7 are common to both sides. This strip (6.5 km²) has the category that in Public International Law is called "cross-border". The remaining 500 meters are the domain of neighboring Haiti. With those 500 meters, Haitians can do whatever they want (except diverting the course of the river with illegal canals), including their right to exploit it, just as they plundered all their natural resources (no offense, it's a sad fact.) Right now, Haiti is better off letting itself be guided (From a distance of course) by the Dominican Republic than by the Haitian mafias led by cavemen who use medieval policies to loot their own people. The Haitians are their own enemies, not the Dominican Republic.

    • Harold Cohen
      Harold Cohen Před 14 dny +14

      sorry but we have an Agreement from 1929 that says that river cant be touch by any nations. If they build a "canal" they will Dry that river. And will Have an Ecological Impact in various Ecosystems near by.

    • Raphaël
      Raphaël Před 14 dny +31

      @Harold Cohen why sorry? That's exactly what I mentioned: they cannot divert the course of the river.

    • Harold Cohen
      Harold Cohen Před 14 dny +12

      @Raphaël sorry i misunderstood. now i understand.

      L'INTER-ROGATOIRE Před 14 dny +9

      ​@Harold Cohenthat's why the DR built 11 canals over it? 😂😂😂

  • paco ramon
    paco ramon Před dnem +1

    I don't blame them, they live to the country closest to an anarchy.

  • Hammer
    Hammer Před 14 dny +2

    As it should 👏🏼👏🏼

  • laugh if you want
    laugh if you want Před 3 dny

    That river is not on the Haitian side, that river is born and finish in the Dominican Republic, just 2 kilometers pass through the border not Haiti, the border between both countries

  • Tomas Medrano de Leon
    Tomas Medrano de Leon Před 14 dny +33

    Dominicana unidos 🇩🇴🇩🇴

  • ocani
    ocani Před 4 dny

    I hope the politicians don’t sell themself, this is a patriotic metter we need to put the pride upon the money.

  • Ancestral Light
    Ancestral Light Před 5 dny +3

    On behalf of all Haitians in the diaspora and our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We say thank you (mucho gracias) El Presidente Abinader for closing the border. The best gift we’ve ever received from the DR. We say, even if the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 open their side of the border, our side will remain closed until they meet our conditions. We don’t really have time to talk right now, for we are too busy working. 🔥💪🏾🇭🇹

    • Jean Pierre
      Jean Pierre Před 4 dny

      Amen 🙏

    • Aris Hernandez
      Aris Hernandez Před 2 dny +2

      If y’all work this hard to get your country back together than this could be a different story.

    • Ancestral Light
      Ancestral Light Před 2 dny

      @Aris Hernandez, No worries! Once we resolve our internal needs and wants. The DR will be irrelevant to us. Operation LOCK FRONTIER ⚔️🇩🇴!!

    • Joel Lopez
      Joel Lopez Před dnem +2

      This is joke right?

    • Ancestral Light
      Ancestral Light Před dnem +1

      @Joel Lopez, No joke! Because of his decision to close the frontier, many things have come to light that we would have never discovered. It has also unified us for a just cause.

  • Eks Bocks
    Eks Bocks Před 14 dny +61

    Close the border. They don't need to deal with someone else's problems anyway.

    • Gertrudis Sanchez
      Gertrudis Sanchez Před 14 dny +4


    • Bea
      Bea Před 14 dny +12

      Keep the border close majority of the money from domincan Republic trade comes from Haiti anyways. Let's see how it affects DR 🇭🇹🤷🏾‍♀️

    • DynamicUnreal
      DynamicUnreal Před 14 dny +20

      @BeaTrade between DR and Haiti is 1 billion dollars a year which represents 0.8% of DR’s GDP. The same 1 billion dollars represents 4% of Haiti’s GDP. It will affect Haiti’s economy 4x more than it will affect the Dominican Republic’s economy.

  • KingK1k
    KingK1k Před 14 dny +34

    I love my Haitian brothers n sisters pray that this could be put behind us 🙏🏾

    • Maiker Cabrera
      Maiker Cabrera Před 13 dny +16

      It can be , Haiti just needs to respect laws, agreements and other country lands 🙏 DOminican Republic has been nothing but a blessing to Haiti 🙏 and now Haiti after depleting their resources wants to deplete another nation resources , it’s just not the right thing to do.

    • Messiah
      Messiah Před 9 dny +1

      @Maiker Cabrera Be specific what resources are you referring to?

    • Angel
      Angel Před 8 dny +1

      @Messiah Forests.

    • Evel Mc
      Evel Mc Před 7 dny

      ​@Maiker Cabrerathey dont respect themselves, they dont respect any treaty, the river is originated in D.R.

  • Pop-Culture Carnivore
    Pop-Culture Carnivore Před 11 dny +8

    Haiti needs to worry about Haiti. Im sure The Domincan Republic is tired of them. DR has grown, but Haiti hasnt cause of why? Its own people. DR must suffer cause of their nonsense.

    • Elizabeth Home
      Elizabeth Home Před 2 dny

      It funny how we think alike, I'm begin to think Luis abinader dream of being Haiti president, I never seen him asked help or talk of what best for his people. As a Haitian I am so happy he close the borders so the 5 million dollars Haitian send in DR per year can stay in Haiti. Unfortunately It is illegal for a foreign to be president in Haiti, as a Lebanese he could never be president of Haiti.

  • Antonio Almonte
    Antonio Almonte Před 14 dny +24

    It's not the real news.
    The project in question has the apparent intention of channeling water for the purpose of selling it privately to Haitian farmers, without official authorization from the Haitian Government. It could cause ecological damage to the vital freshwater lake ecosystem of Laguna Saladilla, one of the most important wetlands in the Dominican Republic. etc., etc.

  • Tesla In the hood
    Tesla In the hood Před 13 dny +2

    No one said they couldn’t use the water just to not violate the treaty that the Rick of hurting the DR.

      AVOCADO ANDTOAST Před 13 dny

      It is the DR that is violating the treaty, not Haiti.

    • Nelia Then
      Nelia Then Před 13 dny +2

      ​@avocadoandtoast4016 as always blaming for your mistakes, help yourself and protect natural resources, and does not let those who want to benefit damage the river by drying out its waters.

      AVOCADO ANDTOAST Před 13 dny

      @Nelia Then as always inventing self-serving narratives, help yourself and stop being a selfish and belligerent neighbor. If you're so concerned about damage to the river and drying out its waters, perhaps you should be less greedy with those 11 water structures already on the DR side. The Haitian canal is modest and will not damage anything.

    • Oscar Santos
      Oscar Santos Před 8 dny +1

      @AVOCADO ANDTOAST those supposed 11 structures does not divert the natural the water away from its natural course. You have every right to use the water. That is not the question. The problem is that eventually the river will dry up and it will be an ecological disaster. Ecologist already said that it’s foolish what is being built.

  • Geo Gmz
    Geo Gmz Před 14 dny +10

    It's not for "farmers" it is a company who wants to sell the water to farmers 😂 please! Definitely a hit piece..

  • G.A Guy
    G.A Guy Před 14 dny +6

    fair reporting

  • Mariendy
    Mariendy Před 14 dny +65

    RD🇩🇴❤️ es fuerte y valiente y no vamos a permitir que destruyan nuestro país como lo han hecho ustedes con el suyo. Por eso están asi por vivir sin organización, no tienen respeto por cuidar y preservar nada. Viva RD🇩🇴🙏

    • Ricardo L
      Ricardo L Před 14 dny +6

      Justice for president jovenel🇭🇹🇺🇸💔🤝🏿

    • Dominique Moussignac
      Dominique Moussignac Před 13 dny +3

      You are totally out of question. Think again before writing.

    • Fz09 4ever
      Fz09 4ever Před 13 dny +1

      @Dominique Moussignac the truth hurts my friend ?

    • Fetty Ken Boy
      Fetty Ken Boy Před 12 dny +2

      That’s emotion talk
      Nobody destroying your country
      Haiti building for their reliable self
      I understand this hurt
      When you boyfriend moved on looking for the better self
      Not chasing you no more
      And that’s hurting
      And you acting as a victim
      Understandable .

  • Mundi Fantastic
    Mundi Fantastic Před 10 dny +5

    In Jamaica they put stop to this Haitians craziness.

    • marielvis vargas
      marielvis vargas Před 2 dny

      In Haiti they don't put a stop to it because the UN benefits from Haiti and then blames the Dominicans

  • Natural Beauty
    Natural Beauty Před 13 dny +8

    My Haitians brothers and sisters turn away from WICKEDNESS!! God 🙏 will punish the wicked..STOP!! Y'all madness 😭 and let GOD WORK!!! 🙏🇧🇸 Pray for your country and it's people to turn away from evilness..

  • Darlin Gedeon
    Darlin Gedeon Před 11 dny +6

    J'aime la façon dont vous vendez l'image d'Haïti,
    Haïti n'est pas seulement Port-au-Prince, c'est aussi Labadee, Gelée, port salut, Citadelle la Ferrière, vertiere,
    Grotte Marie-Jeanne, et j'en passe

  • RusoShoots
    RusoShoots Před 12 dny +8

    We stand with you Haiti 🇭🇹 ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾🇺🇸 there’s a global awakening for ACTION no more talking!

  • Ad Fr
    Ad Fr Před 5 dny

    Peace please 🙏

  • Maya Lunics
    Maya Lunics Před 14 dny +20

    I would like to know how the 5 Dominican Republic attachments are different than what the Haitians are building?

    • DPL
      DPL Před 14 dny +17

      Cause they’re doing it without permission, thats the treaty

    • Maya Lunics
      Maya Lunics Před 14 dny +10

      Did the Dominican Republic need permission to do their 5 installments?

    • EEV donghua
      EEV donghua Před 14 dny +9

      there is a treaty that says that neither side can divert the river's water, something that the Haitians are doing, those in the Dominican Republic were supervised by professionals.

    • Maya Lunics
      Maya Lunics Před 14 dny +12

      @EEV donghua Does the the Dominican Republic installments divert water? Did they have to get permission from Haiti to construct them? Who authorizes the Professionals...both Haiti and the Dominican Republic?

    • DPL
      DPL Před 14 dny +6

      @Maya Lunics of course DR needs to get permission. This is not something you do arbitrarily.

  • Nathalie Lopez
    Nathalie Lopez Před 14 dny +24

    If you are going to make a story. Could you make sure to get the actual facts before making fake news? Why didn't the reporter say that Haiti disforests its country, and that is why they don't have water. Also, why did you say that the river is located in the Dominican Republic mountain and is 55 Kilometers long, and Haiti only has 7 kilometers of water? The 7 kilometers they have are the border of the two countries, and the canal building could cause the river to be diverted and affect the farmers on the Dominican side.

    • Deidra Dahl
      Deidra Dahl Před 13 dny +2

      I am going to research the source, and length of the river, as I know nothing about it. However if the Dominican Republic has the source and many more kilometers than Hati, then what's the problem? The DR can divert water to their own farmers from the source. However I believe there is more to this canal building than farming by the Haitians. Haitians are known to be backward and lazy. Instead of practicing Voodoo, they should move into the 21st century, take up science and technology, and farm on their own land, instead of cutting down the trees, thereby destroying the land, and depending on DR to feed them. Same land divided into two, and look at the difference in culture, and innovations

      AVOCADO ANDTOAST Před 13 dny +3

      Haiti is 32% forested, a number similar to the coverage in the United States, France, and Germany, and far higher than in Ireland and England. DR's 11 structures along the river are excessive and creating dryness on the Haitian side of the border region. The river is shared by both the DR and Haiti as per geography, treaty and international law .

    • Jacob Huisman
      Jacob Huisman Před 11 dny +1

      That’s not true. Haiti has a heavily environmental problem. Haiti uses 60% of charcoal for their energy. No one has measured the amount of forest coverage in Haiti recently but it’s believed to be in the single digits. From 60% 1923

    • Deidra Dahl
      Deidra Dahl Před 11 dny

      @AVOCADO ANDTOAST Check again, Haiti is heavily deforested. Trees were cut down for fuel and charcoal. Restrictions are in place in DR to hinder deforestation. Therefore it is richer in foliage. Clearly the trees help in cloud formation and rain. Black people the world over are unable to control themselves and govern properly. I once saw a snake take one egg from a nest of two, and moved on, instinctively knowing that to take both, after a while there will be no birds to lay more eggs, Sorry to say the snake knows better than the man of color. just look at the difference between DR and Haiti

    • Deidra Dahl
      Deidra Dahl Před 11 dny

      @AVOCADO ANDTOAST--- Maybe years ago, but as of right now, less than 2% of Haiti is forested. Check with friends in Haiti, and global research on forestry

  • Bienvenido Batista
    Bienvenido Batista Před 14 dny +54

    Haití 🇭🇹 is it’s own enemy, NOT THE DOMINICANS

    • Yvngzoe509
      Yvngzoe509 Před 14 dny +13

      Langyet manman w

    • DCampusano1
      DCampusano1 Před 14 dny +7

      My exact thought. That’s why their country is in ruins.

    • Augustus is king
      Augustus is king Před 13 dny +4

      @DCampusano1Yeah right our own gang leaders say most of their guns and bullets come from Dominican Republic 🇩🇴.

  • Kate1
    Kate1 Před 14 dny +15

    Can somebody please send the schematics to Biden on how to close a border.

    • Fz09 4ever
      Fz09 4ever Před 13 dny +1

      Closing the border doesn’t only benefit the American people but also for instance Mexico since they have thousands of illegal aliens from around the world.
      It would be a relief in the system especially for legal immigration.

  • Nietzsche401
    Nietzsche401 Před 10 dny

    GOOD 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽Should’ve done so a long time ago!!!

  • Anthon
    Anthon Před 13 dny +1

    We share the land where the water flows and we have rivers that intersect with that river so we have the right to use water from the massacre river as well.
    Dominicans have more to lose, we import products from them for over 3 billion dollars, which has the same impact of 10 billion dollars of money that's already into their economy considering that foreign income helps your economy grow faster.
    Those products are so bad that they don't even meet international standards, they are low quality products that other countries wouldn't accept.
    They also get money from visas which we have to pay an additional 20 dollars for every month other than the 400 and sometimes even 5 or 6 hundred dollars that we pay just so they can give us that visa.
    They benefit from the haitian migration because haitian citizens work for a lower wage than dominicans and they don't give them any other benefits such as health insurance, ect.
    Plus they make money from haitian students that are going to college their, paying tuition fees, buying food, paying rent, electricity, water, gas, ect.
    But thank you for that because this has raised consciousness among the haitian people.

    • X3730
      X3730 Před 12 dny

      You have the right to use the water but not to alter and discourse the River. How about we build a dam and shut you guys out of water ? We can easily break the treaty also but we are good neighbors and we are civil we sit and discuss while you guys just act and do what you want

    • iampsjr
      iampsjr Před 20 hodinami


  • Antonio Inoa
    Antonio Inoa Před 10 dny

    An Iron Curtain with Haiti would send the message loud and clear how dominicans feel about the canal..

  • Pierreandrejonasjunior Jean


  • Stanley César
    Stanley César Před 8 dny +1

    Haitian here! Keep building 🎉❤🇭🇹

  • The Mac
    The Mac Před 13 dny +11

    Haiti might need some of that west African revolution that's going around. I've always said make Jamaica and Haiti part of the African Union. Extend the African continents reach

    • Ninja watcher
      Ninja watcher Před 13 dny +11

      You should stop using drugs.

    • Cliff Collot
      Cliff Collot Před 13 dny +3

      I’m Haitian and I agree

    • Keshi
      Keshi Před 13 dny +3

      They should be included in the African Union when we fix our issues in the mainland continent first and close islands. We don't have the luxury to worry about far away places right now.

    • The Mac
      The Mac Před 13 dny +1

      @Ninja watcher You should make a productive contribution to the conversation

  • Millennial Thinktank
    Millennial Thinktank Před 22 hodinami

    Can they work out a treaty for ppl who speak B2 level Spanish and up and can pass a DR history test. To come across the border

  • Se Mwen
    Se Mwen Před 13 dny +11

    The 1929 treaty signed by both countries gave them equal rights to use river. Dominican Republic already has 10 canals and 1 or 2 aqueducts on the river. This is the first time the Haitians are using it. We have many more canals to match their number. There's a minority of wealthy, racist Dominicans who always push anti Haitians sentiment to manipulate the majority in their own benefits.
    The people of Haiti are behind the canal, not the gangs. If you want to talk about gangs, the current Haitian government is the real gangs. They were imposed by force to the Haitian people after the assassination of late president Jovenel Moise. They are backed by the core group (USA, France, Canada embassies). The assassins who killed our president are in power. The whole Haiti don't want them. But the coregroup keep him in power so that they can steal Haiti natural resources. This is not different from what France is currently doing in Africa. USA is currently doing the same.

    • 2BleA MUSIC
      2BleA MUSIC Před 12 dny +7

      The information of the 11 canals came from Claude Joseph. He never mentioned the 11 canals are on transboundary waters of the Dajabon river. The key to understand the treaty is the word "transboundary waters". There are not 11 canals in the transboundary waters of the Dajabon River. Furthermore, the documents provided to the Dominican government by Haiti state that the canal will require a water flow of 1.5 m³ per sec and then work its way up to 3 m³ per sec. Due to climate change and deforestation, the Dajabon river is flowing at 1 - 1.5 m³ per sec. It only reaches more than 3 m³ per sec when a storm or hurricane is impacting the area. This is the reason why Dominican authorities are against it. The canal will absorb all the water in the river. We have more than 350 Haitian and Dominican farmers down the river who will not have water to farm more than 24k acres of land.
      The smart move would be to discuss the issue and come up with a solution that will benefit both countries, not just one side. Ex: a shared dam like the one US and Mexico have on "Rio Grande". Close to 2 decades ago, the Dominican government suggested 3 shared dams, one on the Dajabon river, one on the Artibonite river, and one on the Pedernales river. DR offered to cover cost of design and split construction cost. The Haitian government never responded back to the Dominican government.

  • John
    John Před 11 dny

    If the Dominican Republic can close it's boarder what is stopping the United States from closing it's southern border

  • Route 66
    Route 66 Před 14 dny +37

    Haiti 🇭🇹 always living in disorder And Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 it’s a country in order

    • Señor Chill
      Señor Chill Před 13 dny +7

      Really, then why so many Dominicans here in America, if La República is so GREAT?

    • Great Man
      Great Man Před 13 dny

      ​@Señor Chill😂😂

  • The Story teller
    The Story teller Před 8 dny +3

    Vive Ayiti! 🇭🇹 Dios es contingo!

  • Daniel Cool
    Daniel Cool Před 14 dny +5

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8). To be able to see God, one should be pure in heart.
    Inorder the church to grow and great revival to happen every Christians must be pure in heart that where we will God moving

    • Zachary Paul
      Zachary Paul Před 14 dny

      In the last days the hearts of men will grow cold, but there is hope accept Jesus as our lord and savior an be saved

  • King Kado
    King Kado Před 11 dny +2

    Both countries share the river Dominican Republic have 11 canal on the river Haiti just want one they love to say how green there are how Haiti side look like desert not no more

  • Caitlin
    Caitlin Před 10 dny +4

    Please do a better job at reporting your stories. Clearly, you guys didn’t take much time to investigate this story before you put up this BS. The project of this canal actually started in 1998. The sole purpose of the canal is to help regulate flooding and to irrigate water from marinaroux Plain. The Haitian support for this canal is not just because they’re happy that the Dominican republic government doesn’t like it. It’s very much needed and will help Haiti as a whole. Just like now, the Dominican republic government back, then also was opposed to it, and tried to bully and use militant tactics to discourage Haiti from building it. They also did a full investigation to find out if this canal will alter the flow of the river, or affect the ecosystem. The investigation found that it would not do either of those things. The crazy thing is the Dominican republic has 11 canals on this very same water system, and they found that several of them do affect the ecosystem and affect the flow of the river. Their canals affect the water downstream for the Haitian. They don’t care because it’s not affecting their own country. If they were actually worried about the environment or the ecosystems, they would fix their own canals that do pose a threat. What they are really worried/mad about is that Haitian farmers will not have to work as they’re cheap labor in Dominican Republic since they will now be able to farm on their own land in Haiti.

    • Charlie
      Charlie Před 9 dny


    • Raquel Cuello
      Raquel Cuello Před 8 dny

      Actually, we do want Haitian farmers to work on their own land. We are just overwhelmed with the overload of Haitian coming into the country. They are definitely hard working people. The Dominican Republic is not a rich country. We have our own issues. We just don't have the resources. It is overwhelming.

    • dlow53
      dlow53 Před 6 dny

      You're wrong, there are only 2 canals build in 1979 that only absorbed 1.5 cubic m/sec at the time the river had a 3 cubic m/sec. Due to the Haitian deforestation now that river only flows 1.5 cubic m/sec the 2 canals are obsolete. You already have your water in Barrage Hydroélectrique de Marion running which runs thru river Manon. The design of the canal will dry the river

    • Robert B
      Robert B Před 6 dny

      Great Point, as ethnically Dominican I am against the separation, colorism, and racism that is propagated by the DR and I cant believe they put this story out without including all the facts. Thank you for educating us on what is going on.

  • Bebee
    Bebee Před 6 dny +2

    Canal la pap kanpe🇭🇹🇭🇹 The Canal MUST be built!

  • El final Fr
    El final Fr Před 12 dny +4

    DR could just divert the canal when ever they want it starts in the DR side

  • Robert B
    Robert B Před 6 dny +1

    As having ethnicity from DR I do not support colorism and racism conspired by the Dominican GOVT towards Haiti.

  • Natty Marley
    Natty Marley Před 10 dny +1

    Dominicans, especially blacks, must thank the people of Haiti for freeing them from slavery.

    • Maireny Salas
      Maireny Salas Před 9 dny +1

      They already paid the favor.

    • chad spinal
      chad spinal Před 9 dny +4

      Haiti needs to thank us that we let so many of their women come to the DR to give birth without having to pay and seek to get services , food etc when their goverment cannot provide for them

    • Alina pimentel
      Alina pimentel Před 7 dny +4

      Cuando Haití invadió a República Dominicana aquí no había esclavitud. La mayoría de mulatos y negros eran libres. Aquí la mayoría de negro que hay aquí vinieron de isla cercanas a principio de siglo no de Haití y en ese momento no existía la esclavitud como los Coco los en San Pedro en Samaná y La Romana

  • R.M.
    R.M. Před 6 dny +2

    Have you wondered why there's drought in Haiti and in DR and everywhere else nearby is everything green? DR have taken care of their rivers, beaches and trees. On the other hand, Haiti have devastated their forests, fauna, rivers on their side. Is it easy to ask for what the other have when you have been careless and devastated what you have.

  • C G
    C G Před 12 dny +2

    We need back all the land Dominican thief already from Haiti as soon possible close the border is good for an our brother bro ok thank you

  • Byrolyn
    Byrolyn Před 9 dny


  • Jean Pierre
    Jean Pierre Před 4 dny

    You’re so right it’s just a show 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Nomadik Jean
    Nomadik Jean Před 14 dny +9

    These Dominicans have 10 canals and one dam built on the river. So if they think they can make us Haitians stop getting our share of the river, they can try and cross over to stop us.

    • Emmanuel silvestre
      Emmanuel silvestre Před 13 dny +6

      The river begins in Dominican side soon we will cut it off .

    • Angelina
      Angelina Před 13 dny +6

      You guys don't know what you're saying. You have destroyed your country by behaving like this, the deforestation on your side is ridiculous... it really amazes me how you can be so blind about how wrong this is. The work done on the Dominican side is not diverting this river at all

    • макс люлюкин
      макс люлюкин Před 13 dny +3

      Haitians should put things in order in their country because if we compare our two countries located on the same island, then the comparison will be very much not in favor of Haiti.Enemies should not be looked for in neighbors, but to make each Haitian better himself.
      The same nonsense as you have happened with Russia and Ukraine, in the sense that Ukrainians began to look for their enemies in Russians, as a result, they are now getting the full.
      Be smarter.

  • Speedojet land
    Speedojet land Před 13 dny

    I want the border to be open by tomorrow because I want the business partnerships to keep going based upon the USA soil do ya heard me president DR

  • AB
    AB Před 9 dny +1

    Most of the rivers its on our side lets control the river from our end (we already started construction) DR will prevail! Lets dry them so they don't even have enough water to eat their mud cookies.

  • A Em
    A Em Před 14 dny +28

    We support Haiti ♥love

    • Abel De los angeles
      Abel De los angeles Před 14 dny +3

      Why do you support Haiti and not the Dominican Republic?

    • Tania Tineo
      Tania Tineo Před 14 dny +1

      Si quieres apoyarlo brindenle ayuda. No le dejen todo a República Dominicana

    • Darío Martínez
      Darío Martínez Před 14 dny +2

      Go to Haiti and help them ...decent people will support the just claims of DR.

  • Juan Virola
    Juan Virola Před 14 dny +2

    I predicted this several months before it happened I also predict more conflicts in Africa and ASIA OVER WATER

    • Poor Weakcua
      Poor Weakcua Před 14 dny

      South America as well. Look at Argentina and Paraguay for example another war of words over water.

    • Great Man
      Great Man Před 13 dny

      Sit down

  • Actiavte Phones
    Actiavte Phones Před 11 dny

    They might as well give the country to the Dominicans and allow them to help run the country because each Haitian government seems like they aren't trying to help out their own country maybe domincans and Haitian government needs to join forces to help out Haiti

  • RealPatron25
    RealPatron25 Před 13 dny +4

    Dominicano unidos 🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴🇩🇴

  • Autonomia Tolete
    Autonomia Tolete Před 18 hodinami

    They are very ignorant, the canal is not going to solve any Haitian problem.

  • Byrolyn
    Byrolyn Před 9 dny


  • Aitanga Irish
    Aitanga Irish Před 11 dny

    I wonder if they have enough food for the builders for couple of months since the Border is closed.

    PLYM AK KAYE STUDIO Před 8 dny +1

    Dominican republic already built 11 canals on their end and they have an issue with haitians building only ONE??? wow

  • DurantAngelHD
    DurantAngelHD Před 9 dny +3

    i hate the way this people of A Jazeera always take a wrong side

  • Eddie Monesti
    Eddie Monesti Před 12 dny +1

    The river starts in Loma De Cabrera, DR, Has 55km, 9 km make part of the border, 2km cross to Haiti and end at Bahia de Manzanillo, DR. Theese Haitians instigator need to be put in place. They destroyed their forest and now want to destroy DR's forest, Is not going to happen.

  • boosted_villain
    boosted_villain Před 10 dny

    Soon Haiti will be on top

    • Ron c
      Ron c Před 10 dny +1


  • Brendy Fanfan
    Brendy Fanfan Před 13 dny +8

    dig a little bit deeper before you speak against the movement of a country you know nothing about. This project was approved and started by the Haitian government and agreed upon with the Dominican government. (The projects has already been studied by engineers and technicians from both countries) Due to the assassination of the president the people have taken it upon themselves finish this project on their own… they break no treat as this is the first of 7 already built canals being built in Haiti. Dominicans use of the river has actually broken the treaty. This canal creates a way to irrigate crops and promote agriculture which would make Haiti less dependent on their neighbors for food. Haitis dependency is a billion dollar industry for Dominican Republic

    • Angelina
      Angelina Před 13 dny +5

      Nope. You are entirely wrong. The canal was stopped in 2021 because IT WAS violating the treaty since it was going to change the course of the river. After the assassination of your president, there weren't any other talks about this topic, all of that was stopped and you guys started building it again recently. The DR did not agree for the canal to be built but for the area to be EXAMINED BY PROFESSIONALS, and bring that info and your plans, to have it approved IF it didn't cause any environmental issues.
      The canals on the Dominican side do not divert the river or cause any issues, and I think is obvious since the water is flowing a little bit to your side as always. Isn't it? But I don't think you guys understand, since you have deforested your side to that level.

    • Poor Weakcua
      Poor Weakcua Před 13 dny

      @Angelina Bang. Thanks for easily debunking this Brendy clown.

  • Minerva's Journey
    Minerva's Journey Před 5 dny

    The watering canals on the DR side do Not divert the course of the river, but this Canal the Haitians are building has that intent. They need to go work and rebuild their country not criticize DR whom has helped them so much. Some rich groups will take this water anyways for a gold mine🙄

  • Ramón Álvarez
    Ramón Álvarez Před 10 dny +1

    No le podemos permitir
    Sentar ese precedente
    Por que vendrían
    Más canales
    Y otras cosas...🙃🙃🙃

  • tsuke isawa
    tsuke isawa Před 14 dny +7

    how will this cause economic ruin for the DR?

    • Sobber Mac
      Sobber Mac Před 14 dny +3

      No water for their crops

    • Second2none
      Second2none Před 14 dny +9

      Big up Haiti

    • Ninja watcher
      Ninja watcher Před 14 dny +16

      Violation of treaty and it’s a Haitian approach to a problem which means it will be used until depleted. A plan that doesnt consider the environmental cause of their action. Like everything else that’s ever been done in Haiti.

  • Fernicus Maximus
    Fernicus Maximus Před 12 dny +1

    1:11 Haitians are also doing this in the USA.

  • C G
    C G Před 12 dny


  • La-Tuya
    La-Tuya Před 14 dny +14

    This river rises on the Dominican Republic side.. the entire river is about 55 miles and only about 7 miles in Haiti.. why does the RD people never deviated the river and why does Haiti has to deviate the river?? They are only damaging the ecosystem just like they have done with all their rivers...why does St the United nations say something about this????

    • Nelia Then
      Nelia Then Před 13 dny

      The part with the neighbors is frontiers division.

  • Alan garcia ferreras
    Alan garcia ferreras Před 5 dny

    They river belong to Dr, the river only enters two km in Haiti. Haiti doesn't have government right now.

  • Nadine Jeune
    Nadine Jeune Před 10 dny +1

    No matter what is being said
    go figure!

  • Bianca Levi
    Bianca Levi Před 13 dny +6

    Domican Republic already have 11 canal , this our first one

    • Messiah
      Messiah Před 12 dny +2

      So that means we have to built 10 more!!

    • J.A.A.
      J.A.A. Před 12 dny +2

      This information has been taken the wrong way. There are not 11 canals in the transboundary waters of the Dajabon river.

    • olengi martinez
      olengi martinez Před 12 dny +4

      The river is not Haitian its starts in Loma de Cabrera and it finishes in manasanillo it onl goes through the border 7 kilometers

    • Bianca Levi
      Bianca Levi Před 12 dny

      @olengi martinez ,, yes i know the river cross our country we have equal rights to use it like you do.

  • Paula Alabre
    Paula Alabre Před 22 hodinami

    YoU took 11 branches from the canal. Haitian is about to take one. We need to feed ourselves

  • judlimixnofake
    judlimixnofake Před 14 dny +5

    Closing the Border also means that Dominican businesses will also lose Revenue.

    • Darío Martínez
      Darío Martínez Před 14 dny +4

      DR will suffer some losses ,but Haiti will literally starve!

    • judlimixnofake
      judlimixnofake Před 14 dny +4

      @Darío Martínez No they are not, it's business, another country will provide.

    • Darío Martínez
      Darío Martínez Před 14 dny +6

      @judlimixnofake You do realise that as a business you have shipping costs since this is an island which will increase costs exponentially and Haitians aren't exactly rolling in money? Or maybe it's voodoo economics 🤣

    • judlimixnofake
      judlimixnofake Před 14 dny +3

      @Darío Martínez the 2010 earthquake revealed that Haiti has more Oil, than any other country on earth. What happens to countries with a lot of oil?

    • Dominique Moussignac
      Dominique Moussignac Před 13 dny +2

      ​@Darío Martínezno one in Haiti cares about starvation. We do not want to depend on you anymore. We all need this canal and more than that.

  • C G
    C G Před 12 dny +2

    Dominican will open Haiti will remain close excepted our small door will open thank you
    no drugs and weapon can't come from domonicany done

  • Musica é Arte
    Musica é Arte Před 21 hodinou

    Well, I see human beings fighting over land and I remember that in human beings we didn't create anything and we didn't come with anything in this world and we will leave with nothing. Hatred in the heart is bad. remember Jesus says love your neighbor as much as you love yourself. No racist will be in paradise.

  • J Gust
    J Gust Před 13 dny +6

    The canal will not stop ?????

    • Messiah
      Messiah Před 12 dny

      Dominican’s have 11 one down 10 more to be built.

  • C G
    C G Před 12 dny

    Canal will not stop those Dominican have no shame

  • Eduardo Jiménez
    Eduardo Jiménez Před 11 dny +1

    Not even VOODOO can help HAITI ! 👻💀

  • Angelenoughdemosthene Newborn full power

    War is war, let's go my haitians.Hi! I'm Haitian.

    • Darío Martínez
      Darío Martínez Před 14 dny +10

      Keyboard warriors are usually cowards in real life. DR army would have a turkey shoot with you🤣

    • Raymond Campusano
      Raymond Campusano Před 14 dny +7

      Haiti would lose.

    • Lefeb Tygerlee
      Lefeb Tygerlee Před 13 dny +1

      ​@Raymond Campusanowe get zombie n Vodoo is our culture 💯 we made history before 🇭🇹 u guys didn't

  • C G
    C G Před 12 dny


  • chudo _bond
    chudo _bond Před 13 dny +2

    the dr government isnt controlling its borders against them. Dr should be tough