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Dominican boxer fights for Dominicans of Haitian Descent

Adonis Peguero was born in the Dominican Republic, but is no longer considered a Dominican citizen, due to the DR’s recent immigration policy enforcement. Peguero is using his athletic prowess in the ring to advocate for Dominicans of Haitian descent, and the 300,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent who have been rendered stateless. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Boxer Adonis Peguero Fights For Dominicans Of Haitian Descent Ken Shulman, WBUR 90.9 October 8, 2016   They say that poverty makes the fighter. But not too many fighters come from a place as poor as Guanuma. A hamlet on the northern fringe of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Capital, Guanuma used to be a sugar town. Half the people who live here are Haitian migrants who came to cut cane. But the nearby plantations have all […]

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