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  • The Homelands Blog

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has blocked shipments of raw sugar from a top Dominican producer after finding indications of forced labor at its plantation. The probe followed an investigation led by Homelands’ Sandy Tolan and Haitian-Dominican journalist Euclides Cordero Nuel.

  • The Homelands Blog

    In a piece published by The Intercept, Sandy Tolan and Euclides Cordero Nuel describe how armed bands of masked men descend on labor camps and forcibly evict residents. Tolan and Cordero Nuel won an Overseas Press Club Award for their reporting on labor abuses by the giant Dominican sugar exporter Central Romana.

  • The Homelands Blog

    The Central Romana Corporation destroyed a workers’ encampment in the Dominican Republic in November, two months after damning reports on conditions for Haitian cane cutters were published by Homelands’ Sandy Tolan. Residents say the destruction of houses and their forced removal were unannounced, according to an update by Tolan that appeared in Mother Jones in December.

  • The Homelands Blog

    Homelands co-founder, senior producer and current board president Cecilia Vaisman was part of a multimedia team working on the Open Society Institute’s initiative on statelessness. She conducted interviews with people of Haitian descent who are …

  • Caribbean Dreams

    Caribbean Dreams

    Different sorts of dreams collide in the Dominican Republic, where industrial parks, sugar cane fields, and a posh resort all belong to a single U.S. corporation.

  • Celebrating the Discovery

    Celebrating the Discovery

    Preparations for the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ arrival in the Americas raise questions about the value of celebrating the event that led to the European conquest.

  • Sugar and Sorrow in Hispaniola

    Sugar and Sorrow in Hispaniola

    Haitian sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic live in squalid conditions. Although the sugar they produce is exported to the United States, the U.S. government has declined to intervene.