File No. 738.3915/85.

The American Minister to Haiti to the Secretary of State.


The direct cause of the boundary dispute was the establishment of military posts by the Dominican Republic on territory heretofore recognized as Haitian. These military posts are still maintained, notwithstanding the fact that the Dominican Government agreed, pending the settlement of the dispute, to recognize the status quo line. The Haitian Government now refuses to permit soldiers to pass from the post established at Bois Tombé to other posts within the status quo line. The Government of Haiti requests that these posts be removed pending the negotiations for settlement of the dispute.