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Haitians Seek Refuge - At a Price

  • **  CORRECTS INFORMATION ABOUT GENDER OF DEAD PERSON TO MALE  **  A man pulls the body his father-in-law, no names available, who died of cholera, to the cemetery after he found him dead in the street near his home in Cap Haitian, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and at least 1,100 people have died. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    ** CORRECTS INFORMATION ABOUT GENDER OF DEAD PERSON TO MALE ** A man pulls the body his father-in-law, no names available, who died of cholera, to the cemetery after he found him dead in the street near his home in Cap Haitian, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and at least 1,100 people have died. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

  • **  CORRECTS INFORMATION ABOUT GENDER OF DEAD PERSON TO MALE  **  A man pulls the body his father-in-law, no names available, who died of cholera, to the cemetery after he found him dead in the street near his home in Cap Haitian, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and at least 1,100 people have died. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    ** CORRECTS INFORMATION ABOUT GENDER OF DEAD PERSON TO MALE ** A man pulls the body his father-in-law, no names available, who died of cholera, to the cemetery after he found him dead in the street near his home in Cap Haitian, Haiti, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Thousands of people have been hospitalized for cholera across Haiti with symptoms including serious diarrhea, vomiting and fever and at least 1,100 people have died. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Haitians are paying up to RD5,000 Pesos or about $135 dollars to pass the border into the Dominican Republic according to an article in the Diario Libre newspaper.

Diario Libre interviewed a variety of Haitians who have found loopholes in the system to cross the border that spans 275 kilometers along 5 Dominican provinces.

The report comes in the wake of new travel and work restrictions on Haitian workers announced by the Dominican government as part of their Cholera containment package.

On Friday, the government asked the construction and hospitality industries to abstain from hiring Haitian workers. They also warned the population against eating street foods. Most Haitians who work the Dominican Republic work in construction and as street vendors.

The Dominican government also instituted greater anti-cholera controls at border crossings.

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