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Immigrant Laborers From Haiti Are Paid With Abuse in the Dominican Republic

The tobacco fields are being planted a little late this year because the Haitian immigrants who work them were driven away by threats of a lynching. Haitian farmworkers in Guatapanal, Dominican Republic, were threatened with lynching in September after two Dominican laborers were killed under uncertain circumstances. The troubles in this farm town in the country’s northwest started in late September, with allegations that a Dominican worker had been killed by two black men. Too angry to wait for a trial, local Dominicans armed themselves with machetes and went out for vengeance. Full Story

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