Places Archives: Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Cane Cutters & Haitian Garment Workers Meet to Voice Their Own Demands

By One Struggle On what I earn, I can’t afford shoes… We are poor, poor, poor. There are days we go to bed without food. – Batey worker from the film, “The Price of Sugar” In the sugar plantations or bateyes of Dominican Republic, cane cutters often work barefoot. They can’t afford shoes. They can … Continue reading Dominican Republic Cane Cutters & Haitian Garment Workers Meet to Voice Their Own Demands

Dominican Republic bulldozing wildlife preserve for agriculture

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Last Wednesday, bulldozers entered the Loma Charco Azul Biological Reserve (LCABR) in the Dominican Republic and began clearing vegetation for agricultural development. The move stunned local conservationists who had not been notified ahead of time of the project. Although Charco Azul Biological Reserve is home to a wealth of threatened … Continue reading Dominican Republic bulldozing wildlife preserve for agriculture