|Ancient farming techniques could die. UN|
People think it's racism that makes Dominicans want to close their border with Haiti, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
Everywhere Dominicans go, we're subjected to questions; people ask us if we're Moroccan, or Venezuelan, or Brazilian, or even Filipino.
We can say we're Dominican, but most people don't know where it is, and even if they know it's in the Caribbean, there's a chance they could confuse our country for the island of Dominica, a former British colony.
We look like many people, but through our veins flows one Native American blood that, the Taina, that we have every right to preserve. In the same way that Native Americans preserve their ancestral tribal lands, so do we want to preserve the lands where our forefathers harvested yucca.