Haiti and the Dominican Republic Spar Over Trade and Migration
MIN READNov 5, 2015 | 09:00 GMT
Haitians deported from the Dominican Republic wait for transfer at Malpasse, Haiti, on Oct. 27, 2015.
(AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL)
Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been locked in an escalating trade war for months sparked by Dominican efforts to deport Haitians. The Dominican effort has been complicated by the reality that the two neighbors are economically intertwined, meaning neither country can afford such a fight. Ultimately, decreasing Haitian reliance on the Dominican Republic in light of Cuban economic growth could mean that Haiti comes out ahead in its quarrel with the Dominican Republic....