I couldn’t believe my eyes while reading the following article by Professor Barbara Bernier, a Haitian Law Professor at the University of Charlotte School of Law.

The biggest shock was that I had never in my life heard of Haitians being abducted and held hostage to work  in the Dominican Republic. Bernier speaks of other Haitians who were mislead into believing that good employment is waiting for them in D.R. only to have there papers stolen and beaten for trying to leave once the true working conditions of the bataye is realized.

By Barbara Bernier

Research funded by the U.S. Dept. of Labor

Pictures on the Huffington Post

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