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Americas Haitians, Dominicans try to move beyond Parsley Massacre's long shadow

The Parsley Massacre, which killed thousands 75 years ago, profoundly altered relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Recently, hundreds of people gathered on the border to address its legacy.

By Ezra FieserCorrespondent / October 9, 2012

Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

In the long-strained relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, perhaps the darkest moment took place near this border town in October 1937. Dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the killings of thousands of Haitians, whose bodies were dumped in the aptly named Massacre River that separates the two countries.