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John Riley

Workers on a Coffee Plantation

While the vast majority of undocumented Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic are involved in the dangerous and difficult work of harvesting sugarcane, the Dominican coffee industry relies heavily on Haitian labor as well. The political and economic situation in Haiti is such that the nation, once prosperous for its sugarcane and coffee production, now has more citizens working across the border than on Haitian soil. Most Dominicans are unwilling to work the grueling jobs that Haitians fill, and with the recent deportation of undocumented Haitians by the Dominican government, coffee and sugarcane plantations find it difficult to hire substitute labor.

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Image ID: 12_007
Title: Lula, right, a Haitian. Who has harvested coffee in the Dominican republic for over four years, picks this years winter coffee crop, along with other Haitians, in Los Bolos, Dominican Republic, in this January 11, 2000; The harvesting of coffee crops this winter has been affected by deportation of undocumented Haitian workers, Dominican coffee growers say it's hard to find Dominicans willing to take their place.
Source: AP Photo; The Associated Press.
Name: Associated Press () - Copyright Holder
Name: Riley, John () - Photographer
Name: Wide World Photos, Inc. () - Distributor
Location: AP/Wide World Photos [4321849]
Subjects: Alien labor, Haitian
Coffee plantation workers
Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Women agricultural laborers

Keywords: Children - Caribbean - Dominican Republic
Education - Dominican Republic
Haitians in the Dominican Republic
Women - Caribbean - Dominican Republic
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