A CNN iReporter took a picture of a Haitian man tied to a tree, bloodied and beaten in the Dominican Republic. After an Out Cry of injustice, the Dominican Police claimed, quote: “He tried to rob somebody.”
In the past few days, Haitians are being slaughtered and humiliated in the Dominican Republic almost on an everyday basis. 95 % of the poor Haitians working in the Dominican Republic are being robbed of their personal belongings and hard earned sweat money continuously.
The highly rate of Haitians being killed or massacred while working in the Dominican Republic is as high as 90 %. The Dominican Government has never done or said anything to stop this genocide. Many times, they made the Haitians work and Robbed them after work; this is usually done by the Dominican Police. People Need To know !
In the past few days, hundreds of Haitians have been slaughtered in the Dominican Republic. It’s like a genocide; people need to know. Here is the latest one below; this happened November 26, 2013.
PICTURE REMOVED, TOO GRAPHIC TO SHOW HERE:
November 23, 2013 – The situation, in the Dominican Republic, has become impossible for Haitians born there as the Dominican government revokes citizenship. Many are trying to get to Haiti, but there is no transportation. This afternoon, at the border crossing at Malpasse, large numbers of Haitians were attacked with machettes and gunfire. A reported 30 were killed outright, while countless others have been wounded.
As of 9:25 P.M. the violence is continuing.
This could not happen without the complicity of the Dominican government, and its armed forces.
There have been recent reports of Dominican armed forces moving to reinforce the borders. These new military people must be at Malpasse. The Dominican government has put money into the Aristide/Manigat efforts to destabilize the Martelly/Lamothe government.
Members of the OAS and United Nations must take note of this and lodge complaints against the Dominican government’s flagrant moves against a democratically elected president.
It is a matter of economics. The Dominican government, backed, in some cases by major Haitian businessmen, are upset about the Martelly/Lamothe government’s attempts to fight corruption and contraband in their efforts to save our economy. This threatens the pocketbooks of many criminals.
“Chicken War” And Flu Put Dominican Republic And Haiti At Odds
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share an island and a troubled history — and now their common border is on fire. It has been since Haiti vetoed the import of agricultural products from its neighbor on June 6, coinciding with massive deportations of Haitian immigrants that the Dominican Republic has been carrying out. The protests on both sides of the border have reached such dangerous levels that not even the foreign ministers of both nations have agreed on a solution. The passage of people and products has been completely stopped at two of the four border passes between Haiti and Dominican Republic. On the other side of the border, the Haitian association of merchants in Ouanamithe announced a stop to all its trading with the Dominican Republic. Other border towns, like the Dominican Jimaní and the Haitian Malpasse, did the same.
These chicken wars are the result of a decision taken by Haiti to stop the import of hens, eggs and cold cuts to avoid the propagation of H5N2, or bird flu. A few days later the Dominicans replied that there have been no cases of bird flu in their country, but eight cases of H1N1, or A flu, had been reported. “We do not know where the Haitian government gets their information, but until now in the DR we only have registered cases of H1N1,” said Dominican Health Minister Freddy Hidalgo.
The import ban has meant high losses for the Dominican Republic, which every month sells to Haiti 30 million eggs and 1.5 million chickens, according to official records. “We can’t keep on living off pity from Haiti,” Víctor Abreu, vice president of the Asociación de Productores de Huevos de la República Dominicana (Dominican Association of Egg Producers), told news agency EFE. “And because of these losses, we have to fire thousands of Haitians who worked the farms.” While the chicken wars are in full force, NGO Red Fronteriza denounced massive deportations of Haitians, both documented and undocumented, from the DR. Since January, more than 3,000 Haitians have been expelled from the country, without trial or any opportunity to appeal.