La Romana, Dominican Republic
By Ricardo Rojas
“I have no country. What will become of me?” said Dominican-born Blemi Igsema, 27, standing with relatives outside the family’s wooden shack in Batey La Higuera, near La Romana, the heart of the Dominican Republic’s sugar cane industry.
Blemi’s grandparents were Haitian immigrants who came to cut sugar cane decades ago.