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Public and private aid groups are meeting key temporary needs like food and clean water. But once the emergency is over, Haitians are wary that aid groups will make things worse by lingering, as some did six years ago.
Hundreds of thousands of Haitian immigrants and Dominican-born children of immigrants are waiting to see if the government initiates mass deportations next month.
Many expected authorities to immediately start deporting Haitian migrants, but the government said it would be a slow, ongoing process.
For decades, the Dominican Republic has deported non-citizens, the vast majority of whom come from neighboring Haiti. However, it put the practice on hold for a year.
Haiti is still rebuilding after a 7.0 earthquake that killed tens of thousands. It's also trying to avoid a massive political upheaval that could scare off the very investors it needs.
Brazil is accepting an increasing number of refugees from Syria's civil war and other trouble spots around the world. Syrians who make the trip to Brazil can apply on arrival for refugee status and virtually all succeed.
Health ministers from several Latin American countries are meeting in Cuba today to discuss how to confront Ebola. A growing number of countries in the region are banning travelers from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa.
Victims and survivors of dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier say they fear the truth behind his violent reign are being forgotten in Haiti, where half the population wasn't even born by the time he was forced into exile.
A law paving a path to citizenship for Dominican-born individuals of foreign descent has been praised internationally. But difficulty of getting crucial national ID documents is likely to leave many vulnerable.
A September court ruling strips Dominican citizenship from children of undocumented immigrants - mostly Haitian - even if they were born in the DR.
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