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Last Updated: Friday, 26 August 2005, 14:07 GMT 15:07 UK
Haiti recalls envoy over deaths
Haitian migrant looking on as sugarcane is unloaded into a truck in Santo Domingo
Many Haitians work in the fields in Santo Domingo
The interim government in Haiti has recalled its top diplomat from the Dominican Republic after three Haitians were beaten and burnt to death there.

A Haitian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman said the charge d'affaires was being recalled for consultation.

The Haitian government deplored the fact that the killings took place at a time when the two countries were trying to boost their relations.

The Dominican Republic condemned the murders and promised a full inquiry.

Thousands of Haitians move to the Dominican Republic in search of work, but their presence is not always welcomed.

In recent months, the Dominican government has expelled some 2,000 Haitians after a Dominican woman was killed, allegedly by Haitians.

The two countries share the island of Hispaniola.


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