chapter  3
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The Onion of Oppression: Haitians in the Dominican Republic

BySAMUEL MARTÍNEZ

Among the many branches of the Haitian diaspora, the Dominican Republic stands out in several respects. Only the United States has a Haitian immigrant population of comparable size: estimates of the number of Haitians in the Dominican Republic are highly uncertain and nearly always politicized but consistently number between fi ve hundred thousand and one million (Guzmán Molina 2003; Martínez 1995, 6-7).