Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Side Note: The Dominican Republic of Haiti

Last week somewhere on the internet (Twitter, I think) I learned about an article titled “Haiti Should Merge With the Dominican Republic” published by and written by Daniel Rodriguez, director of a non-profit organization and professor of International Business at a university in New York.

As a Dominican citizen I quickly reacted to the article, which I believe proposes an erroneous idea. In the article Rodriguez explained that Haiti has only two options “if it is to survive [as a country].” The first being “leaving things as they are,” and the second to “integrate Haiti with the Dominican Republic.” Rodriguez concluded by suggesting, “If we choose to do nothing Haiti will become a nation that will continue to exist in even greater poverty and greater loss.” READ MORE

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