Displaced In The D. R.
A country strips 210,000 of citizenship
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18353
Even before Juliana Deguis Pierre became famous, or infamous, any Dominican who saw her would have guessed that she was of Haitian descent. Her dark skin, wide nose, and what is, in the Dominican Republic, called pelo malo -- "bad hair" -- immediately identify her as the child of Haitians, even though she was born in the Dominican Republic and has never been to Haiti.