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5463: Mejia cancels meeting with Preval & Aristide (fwd)

From: Yacine Khelladi <yacine@aacr.net>

> DR1 Daily News - Thursday, 9 November 2000
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> 2. Mejia cancels meeting with Preval & Aristide
> Lobbying and advocating for his ?maxi-packet? (paquetazo) of tax
> measures apparently has not left President Hipolito Mejia with
> sufficient time to travel to Calumette, in Elias Piña Province, on the
> Haitian border, to meet with Haitian President Rene Preval and former
> President Jean Bertande Aristide. The Foreign Affairs Minister, Hugo
> Tolentino Dipp, however, cited the preparations for next week?s visit
> by the King and Queen of Spain as well as a forthcoming meeting of
> heads of state in Panama as the reason for the cancellation.  The
> agenda for the aborted meeting was never publicized and no comment has
> been forthcoming from the government o Haiti.