Ezra Fieser covers Haiti for GlobalPost. Ezra was formerly the deputy city editor for The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, a staff writer for Springfield (Mass.) Republican and a Pulliam Fellow at The Arizona Republic. A graduate of Emerson College in Boston, he lives with his wife and infant daughter in the Dominican Republic. He was formerly a fellow for the Institute of Current World Affairs.
Mexico's deadly drug gang pushes into Dominican Republic, suggesting cartels see Caribbean as a supplement to Central America corridor — a shift US officials have feared.
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The unease over the influx of Haitians mirrors the immigration debate in the US.