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Espaillat asks the US to withdraw the alert on “discrimination” in DR – AlMomento.Net

Adriano Espelette.

Santo Domingo. Adriano Espiellet, a New York congressman of Dominican descent, this Wednesday urged the United States State Department to “immediately” withdraw an alert about alleged discrimination against black people entering the Dominican Republic.

Following a visit to President Luis Abinader with Texas Senator Vicente González Espillat, he demanded that that nation’s officials and Congress investigate a complaint from the US embassy in the Dominican Republic.

“Despite requesting verifiable evidence of the malicious allegations, which were distributed to the State Department and Charge d’ Affaires Robert W. Thomas with this alert, we have not received a response,” they said.

The representative from New York’s 13th District said that he declined to speak on the subject because he wanted to create himself, as it is an aspect that could affect the country of the Dominican Republic in terms of tourism and other things.

There is no evidence to support the alert

“So far they haven’t been able to give me any evidence to support that type of alert; That’s why I categorically ask him to end this and together with other Congressmen, we are going to request a thorough investigation by Congress and the US government.

He expressed that the Dominican Republic has every right to defend its border in the face of violent anarchy led by gangs in Haiti, a situation which in recent days has prompted the UN Security Council to tighten sanctions against armed gangs. did.

“I myself, together with another Congressman in Washington, signed a letter calling for the Magnitsky Law to be implemented against gang members and any other politician or businessman involved,” he said.


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