Haitian sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic suffer amid U.S. embargo on Central Romana

Three workers stand in a clearing surrounded by sugar cane stalks ready for harvest in La Romana province, Dominican Republic, in March. Before the U.S. ordered an embargo on Central Romana’s sugar due to forced labor conditions, much of the sugar harvested in these fields would have been exported to the United States under low tariffs. (Photo by John Leos/Cronkite Borderlands Project) Marie, 36, and her oldest daughter, 13, live in Central Romana company housing in La Romana province in the Dominican Republic. The […]

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