by Melisa Vargas

The border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti divides the Hispaniola Island in a north-south direction. The division of the island is a living trace of the arbitrary nature of colonialism, and consequently, it is evidence of how this has generated a continuum of social and political permutations. Still today, these permutations strongly inhabit the popular imaginary and political realms of both countries.. 

Dajabón market

People sqeeze past the new internationally funded market hall

returning with goods from the informal market at the back of the building