The COVID-19 state of emergency and curfew continues in the Dominican Republic as the contagion spreads. Hospitals are full. Government aid has not reached impoverished communities where Free the Slaves works because of discrimination toward residents of Haitian descent.
Villagers are unable to maintain social distancing as most families live in crowded conditions where everyone sleeps in the same room. Parents search for work – any work – without masks. Teenage girls are selling sex to tourists to survive.
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