Local March 17, 2023 | 11:54 am

The Washington Post makes a report on the Dominican Republic

Yesterday, the American newspaper The Washington Post published a report indicating that the Dominican Republic sends pregnant children and migrants to Haiti. Before this publication, the United States Senator, Marco Rubio, defended the country through his Twitter account. The politician described the position of the newspaper as “ridiculous”, understanding that the Dominican Republic is not a rich country. In addition, he added that the country is a sovereign nation with the right and the obligation to avoid massive migration from Haiti.

The Washington Post article indicates that the Dominican Republic is a “more stable and prosperous” country, and points out that “The Dominican Republic, a tourist magnet, is one of the economic successes of Latin America”; Trying, obviously to make sense of the nation’s ability to house Haitians. In addition, the report ensures that the General Directorate of Local Migration judges people based on skin color. “The discrimination against the Haitians has become so severe,” they said in reference to an incident that occurred, “that now their family rarely ventures out. He made an exception in January to buy juice near her home. The authorities arrested him without asking questions. Two days later, he was deported to Haiti. If you are black, they will arrest you,” says the article.

The American newspaper referred to Haiti as “impoverished” and that it is a nation harassed by the spread of gang violence, the increase in hunger, and cholera, which “is causing refugee hemorrhage.” It adds that the Dominican Republic has responded by reinforcing its border and increasing deportations. The report also mentions that the Dominican Republic, with a population of 11 million, houses more than 500,000 Haitians. A country more stable and prosperous than its neighbor, deported more than 170,000 people in 2022, according to government data; most were Haitians. That was more than double the number of the previous year.”

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March 17, 2023 12:45 pm

Pressure from special interest groups continues. RD cannot bow to those pressures and must continue to enforce its immigration laws and defend its borders from Illegal immigration.

gerald lee dammann
March 17, 2023 12:53 pm

The article is correct on the border wall being built. I am a midwestern usa man married to a dominican lady and own our home in the DR. they are doing the right thing for their country. people can come there from Haita with the proper papers just like its supposed to be working here in the USA. I am glad the Dominican govt. doesnt get too concerned these types of opinions. We support the current prisident there and hope they continue with their laws and needs. And really,if the haitians to the DR side then they would not be suffering discrimination.

Robert Dalton
March 17, 2023 1:10 pm

As an expat who has lived all over the world I find it fascinating to hear the uneducated press and officials around the world spout skin color as an issue in the DR. My experience here is that the DR is the most color blind country I have lived in. Dominicans come in all shades of color. The right of a country to protect its borders is also forgotten by these idiots. Having also lived several years in Haiti, I find it odd that these idiots also forget the fact that Creole and French are the native languages and Haitians white or black are easily identifiable. Nope, simply talking heads who spout dribble.

Ramon Garcia
March 17, 2023 1:12 pm

The irony of this is that all the hospitals in the Dominican Republic are full of Haitian pregnant women, leaving no room for Dominican women. A report from a lefty newspaper that promotes illegal immigration, and this is coming from a country, the US, that is doing absolutely nothing to help end the Haitian violence crisis or to help the Haitians in Haiti. Fck them.

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Ramon Garcia
March 17, 2023 1:16 pm

The Listin Diario, the newspaper from which DominicanToday do all their copy and paste, is anti the corrent government in DR, reason why they reproduce everything that makes the country looks bad.

Juan Soto
March 17, 2023 1:21 pm

So much talk by US newspapers and what are the US and Canada doing nothing. Don’t they have this powerful military that can take out the Haitian Gangs instead they stand around and do
nothing while many Haitians get killed and kidnapped in Haiti.

Alfredo Acosta
March 23, 2023 3:47 pm

The DR is no different than any other country when it comes to judging people by the color of their skin. Sad, very sad considering that the island once called “Ayti” (Haiti? ?) has such ignorant behavior. Oh by the way. I’m Dominican. So I know this type of talk is weird coming from a Dominican…