Santo Domingo, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Progressive and leftwing organizations called to prevent the installation of a U.S. military base in Saona island, in the south west of the Dominican Republic.
Fourteen parties, social organizations and youth movements called on people to attend a meeting on Monday at 7 pm in this capital to agree on the actions to be taken to prevent the materialization of that violation of Dominican sovereignty.
The declaration from the signing organizations called to honor National Hero Juan Pablo Duarte and all Dominican patriots by defending the homeland they bequeathed and that must be free and independent of any foreign power or the island will sink.
The people united cannot be defeated, as in April 1965, said Revolutionary Alternative, noting that this is a time when the Motherland calls on Dominicans to do their duty.
The Dominican Navy announced the establishment of a naval base in Saona, with the alleged purpose of strengthening the fight against drug and human trafficking.