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For years now, the United Nations and international experts have been alerting the next World War will be about water. Now, the Dominican Republic is dealing with the serious task of mitigating the damages that come from being the neighbor to Haiti, the social, cultural and economic basket case of the Americas.

The Dominican government carries a heavy burden in social expenditures for medical and birthing expenses of the Haitians, covering education in public schools of Haitians, and more. It is also a major employer of the Haitians, most undocumented.

Relations have been stable until the Haitians went so far as appropriating water from a river born in the Dominican Republic after the death of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

As Haiti pays the consequences of years of soil degradation, deforestation from bad farming practices and cooking with charcoal made...

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