From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 12:00AM EST Last updated on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 4:16AM EST
They have been both been colonized, oppressed and exploited. They have lived through brutal dictatorships and U.S. invasions.
The two countries that occupy the tiny island of Hispaniola may have a shared history, but they have developed into two startlingly different places. The massive earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince left many people in the Dominican Republic, just 250 kilometres away, feeling nothing worse than a little dizziness.
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