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© Candace Barbot / The Miami Herald

At the Dominican Border

The river that separates Haiti from the Dominican Republic is a familiar route of migration. There has long been a tradition of Haitians crossing the border illegally by choice or under duress to work the labor-intensive crops on the Dominican side of the island of Hispaniola. Some of the women with baskets cross the river to engage in commerce at the market in Dajabón, in the Dominican Republic.

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Title: Border of Haiti near Dajabon, Dominican Republic; For a story by Nancy San Martin; Human Rights Watch workers were on the island of Hispaniola collecting information for their report on the conditions in Haiti and the Dominican Republic; Here, Haitian women gather at the bank of the river that separates Haiti from the Dominican Republic; Haitian without documentation cross the river illegally to be able to sell and buy in the outdoor market in Dajabon, DR. ; Human Rights watch workers also believe that Haitians born in the Dominican Republic are being unfairly persecuted because of their heritage; Thos of Haitian descent born in the DR are called "Dominico-Haitians" and are frequently persecuted; 10 June 2001.
Source: The Miami Herald; Image Archive.
Name: Barbot, Candace (1958-) - Photographer
Depicted: 10 June 2001
Location: © Candace Barbot / The Miami Herald
Subjects: Haitians
Haiti -- Boundaries -- Dominican Republic
Rivers
Women merchants
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