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The presidents of Panama, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic on Wednesday asked the international community to take concrete measures regarding Haiti, a country from which irregular migration is currently generated and which impacts other nations in the region.
The request of the leaders was made through a joint statement issued after a meeting between the presidents of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, and Laurentino Cortizo, of Panama, the country that was the host of the tripartite alliance. .
Specific issues such as the recommendation of a public infrastructure program to generate massive jobs in Haiti;
that non-governmental organizations, with development plans for that country, articulate and issue a report on what can be carried out;
as well as a community program for reforestation, which generates local jobs, was part of the proposal.
The president of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, added that the foreign ministers of those three countries were instructed to work on a call to the United States, and to other nations, in order to seek concrete measures that are fulfilled and executed.
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For his part, the Dominican president, Luis Abinader, told the international community that "Haiti cannot be left alone, but neither can its neighbors," referring to the impact that the migration crisis causes in his country.
In their statement, the three leaders also spoke about Nicaragua, its elections and the lack of guarantees in the process that that nation will go through in the November 7 elections.
In this sense, the president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, expressed that he is concerned about the situation in his northern neighbor and called for the release of political prisoners and guarantees in the electoral process.
The leaders assure that it is not "one more meeting" and that they have a road map, which will even be followed up in a next meeting, scheduled for December 10-12 in the Dominican Republic.