Since 2021, the government of Luis Abinader has been promoting a campaign of mass deportations of the Haitian immigrant community. This also affects Dominicans of Haitian descent, or Haitians born in the Dominican Republic. Vladimir Fuentes reports from the Dominican Republic.
Record-breaking expulsions of Haitian immigrants from the Dominican Republic took place in 2022. The government’s campaign of mass deportations is the latest episode in what human-rights advocates—and social and political activists—describe as a strategy to deepen racial discrimination. Vladimir Fuentes reports from the capital city, Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Republic's continued maintenance of an exclusionary project like a 118-mile border wall indicates it is fundamentally anti-people in nature, using centuries of anti-Haiti sentiment to deflect the public’s attention from its destructive, market-oriented economic policies, writes Yanis Iqbal.
Toward Freedom hosted a webinar December 2 to welcome new editor, Julie Varughese, who reported on her time covering Nicaragua's November 7 elections. Regular contributors Danny Shaw and Jacqueline Luqman discussed the Pink Tide in Latin America, Haiti and how Hollywood depicts the Black liberation struggle.