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Tag: Dominican court ruling

The Time to Reclaim Our Creed is Now or Never
Under the Radar

The Time to Reclaim Our Creed is Now or Never

By Max A. Joseph

While the international community is justifiably appalled at the sight of humans getting decapitated, immolated or hacked to death by religious fanatics, it has remained silent on the lynching of a Haitian shoe shiner, who was found hanged with both feet and hands bounds in a public park in the Dominican Republic.

Could it be that Haitian lives don’t matter?

Far from being an isolated case, the lynching of Henry Claude Jean should be understood in the larger context of an unstated, but operational strategy that demonizes Haitians as expendable beings undeserving of the “universal values” that others take for granted.

Dominican Republic New Citizenship Law: A Litmus Test For The Haitian Government
The Spotlight

Dominican Republic New Citizenship Law: A Litmus Test For The Haitian Government

By Ed Gehy

The Haitian-Dominican problem did not start yesterday; thus no viable solution can be found overnight. Haiti shares the same island with Dominican Republic; but relations between the two countries have never been more strained in recent history than they are now.

A gruesome reminder of the Dominican inhuman treatment of Haitians came as recently as last week when a Haitian immigrant was found hung in a public park in the city of Santiago, north of Santo Domingo.