Locals lend a hand with rocks and boulders for the effort. Photo by Samuel Dallemand for The Haitian Times

OUANAMINTHE, Haiti—Any given day here is filled with activities around the canal, which draws scores of people from across town and all of Haiti motivated to support the cause. From the people observing or cheering to those literally building the canal with their bare hands, here’s a look at a day at the canal, as captured on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2023. 


The Haiti-Dominican Republic canal controversy has become a symbol of hope and transformation for communities around Ouanaminthe. Here are some views of the canal itself, the main attraction, and the town housing it.

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