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Haiti Border Troubles


David Morris presents photos of Haiti and discusses recent events concerning relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. UN investigators have confirmed Dominican racism and xenophobia toward Haitians, who, as migrants working in virtual slavery, harvest most of the huge Dominican sugar cane crop, most of which ends up as sugar for the US market. Meanwhile, the Dominican government has beefed up the military on the border and there are ultranationalists in the DR who want to clamp down on the Haitians. This stuff, which has been going on for many years, is similar to what is happening at the US-Mexican border.