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Haitians murdered in the Dominican Republic

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2005

By Haiti Support Group
Submitted to AlterPresse on 1 september 2005
The British solidarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group (HSG), is extremely concerned about the violent attacks on Haitians and Haitian-Dominican in the Dominican Republic. Amidst a recent rise in xenophobic hostility against Haitians, scores of people have been attacked, and according to recent reports, more than 13 people have been killed in just the last few weeks
Included among these murders are the following:
The 16th August attack on four young Haitian men in the outskirts of Santo Domingo. Three of (...)

Hispaniola and Us

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2005

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on 30 August 2005 “The island of Hispaniola is home to two failed States.†That was the judgment pronounced recently by a U.S. NGO, drawing the wrath and indignation of the president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández. In Haiti, on the other hand, so accustomed to these types of comments, it seems not to have drawn any reaction in particular.
I do not know the Dominican Republic well. I’ve made four or five short trips over the last fifteen years, always on business and never for more than five days. But I know from statistics that it is (...)

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