Cloud of xenophobia grows in Dominican Republic

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Our thanks to Thomas Spear for bringing this information to our attention.

A change to the Dominican Republic’s constitution has revoked citizenship from hundreds of thousands of people. Many were born in the Dominican Republic to Haitian parents, and now find themselves stateless. The politics reflect a growing sense of xenophobia in the country.

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