Explanations of Photos
Dominicans of Haitian descent are a critical part of the labor force in the D.R. They ‘carry the DR on their shoulders’ but are not recognized with Dominican citizenship.
Deivis Ventura - the first openly gay politician seeking elected federal office in the D.R. Elections will be held this coming May.
Ruth Messinger - President of American Jewish World Service.
Ignacio - a Dominican of Haitian descent who has been recruited to play Major League Baseball by the Kansas City Royals and the San Diego Padres. But he cannot sign with either team because the government refuses to issue an identity card to him (and hundreds of thousands like him). Without papers, he is not free to travel, get a job, or enroll in formal education.