Washington Post – Dominican Republic presses Haiti to probe disappearance of diplomat


Ariel Henry, it seems, is not talkative tweeting while waiting for « les instances concernées » to release the Dominican diplomat.

Mardi 3 mai 2022 ((rezonodwes.com))–

The Dominican Republic is pressing Haiti to launch an “immediate investigation” into the “apparent” kidnapping of one of its diplomats in a neighborhood east of Port-au-Prince that has been wrecked by violent armed gangs that are increasingly tightening their grip on the country.

Faruk Miguel Castillo, the Dominican ambassador to Haiti, told the Haitian Foreign Ministry that Carlos Guillén Tatis was thought to have been kidnapped Friday while traveling through the Croix-des-Bouquets area on his way to the Dominican border city of Jimaní, the Dominican government said in a statement. The countries share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

Castillo called for the “safe and sound” release of Guillén Tatis, an agricultural adviser in the Dominican embassy in Port-au-Prince. Officials said Castillo sent screenshots of the last calls from Guillén Tatis’s phone to Haitian authorities at their request.

A spokeswoman for the Dominican Foreign Ministry declined to elaborate beyond the statement.

With the Haitian government rent by disarray and division after the assassination in July of President Jovenel Moïse, violent gangs have stepped in to fill a power vacuum. They control large swaths of the country and have orchestrated a wave of kidnappings for ransom that has deepened insecurity and alarmed its neighbors.


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