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Dominican Republic begins construction of fence to limit immigration from Haiti

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Dominican Republic on Sunday began constructing a border fence that will span about half of its border with Haiti. The project is primarily aimed at limiting immigration from the neighboring country.

The work was inaugurated by President Luis Abinader on the banks of the Masacre River in the town of Dajabón (northwest), the island's main border crossing, in a ceremony full of patriotic symbolism that was also attended by the military leadership and representatives of political parties of all stripes.

In a speech, Abinader stressed that the fence would allow for a "drastic . . .

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