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.
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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.
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 …