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

Informal market infrastructure

Goods are transported across the new border bridge into Haiti