Haiti and Santo Domingo : slaves to the island
Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are forced to cross the border to work in the Dominican Republic. Parked in plantations, they live without water, power, latrines, school and care.
This is one island, Hispaniola, but both countries, two different worlds, at sea Caribbean. Haiti and the Dominican Republic. poor country among the poorest in the world, Haiti pushes its inhabitants into exile, probably between 10 % and 15 % Population. Between 500 000 and a million Haitians live, illegal or not, Dominican Republic, who, beside, almost figure Eldorado. For one season or for life, they go to work in the Dominican fields, for 1 or 2 euros per day, more than they can hope to earn in their country devastated by years of economic and political crisis the ratio between the average income of a Haitian and that of a Dominican and 1 at 7.