Hundreds of thousands of Haitians live at least part time in the Dominican Republic, enduring frequent discrimination and the constant fear of being deported, they crossing the border in search of employment and more oportunities that in the Americas poorest country. For years, relations between the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been strained. Many Dominicans view their chaotic and impoverished neighbor with suspicion. Many conversation moves on to human rights violations in the DR
Haitian Voodoo is a religion brought to the island of Haiti by African slaves.
Voodoo, meaning “spirit,” may be one of the world’s oldest ancestral, nature-honoring traditions. At a voodoo ceremony, believers gather outdoors to make contact with the Loa, any of a pantheon of spirits who have various functions running the universe, Rituals and sacrifices are used to rejuvenate them, and it is believed that the life force of a sacrificed animal will transfer to the spirit,To the Haitians, Voodoo is the true path, and fulfillment comes through service to the spirits