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Hipólito Mejía describes the US sugar ban as slap in the face

Former Dominican President Hipólito Mejía described as “a slap in the face” the suspension of unrefined sugar and its derivative products produced by Central Romana in the Dominican Republic.

“I think this is a slap in the face of the Dominican people,” the former president stated emphatically.

When approached by members of the press on the esplanade of the Ministry of Agriculture, he said that “Americans are used to disrespecting many of the friendly countries” and that a similar situation even happened to him during one of his terms in government.

“It happened to me, that doesn’t make sense, that’s the rule of the United States government, I lived through it with the George Bush government,” he said.

He stressed that at that moment, when they tried to use the same pressure in his management, he had the opportunity to decide yes or no to his requests.

He assured that 60% of the sugar produced by the Central Romana is consumed in the Dominican territory.

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