Friday, January 13, 2006

the human consequences of borders

Some 24 Haitians suffocated to death in a truck during an "illegal" border crossing into the Dominican Republic, something normally only heard of in regards to the U.S.-Mexico border. And like the U.S., the Associated Press reports that the Domincian Republic will be increasing the militarization along its border, adding to the already 1000-strong Domincan force that patrols the 243 mile stretch. In a further indication of how Haitians are viewed by their neighbor, after the killing of a Domincan woman, "the Dominican government deported at least 2,000 Haitians." Talk about a wide net to cast.


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