Friday, December 6, 2013

Haiti and the Dominican Republic: a Storm in Hispaniola

And no agreement as to how many have been cut off from citizenship

THE last time the Dominican Republic committed an atrocity against residents of Haitian descent, the rest of the world paid little heed. In 1937 Rafael Trujillo, a brutal dictator, ordered troops to clear the country’s borderlands of Haitians whom he said were thieves. In five days thousands of people were killed. Haiti’s government issued only a mild protest.

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