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25 August 2015

Dominican Rep.: Haitians in sugar plantations exporting to the US “live under working conditions similar to slavery”, says Al Jazeera

Dominican Republic is an important supplier of sugar for the United States. The Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement was promoted as an instrument that could improve labour conditions. However, Aljazeera reports on the “hazardous...

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13 August 2015
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Author: Grupo Vicini

CAEI es una empresa administrada por VICINI, una firma de administración de activos....

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13 August 2015

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Author: Grupo Vicini

CAEI is a company administrated by VICINI, an asset management firm....

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Article
16 July 2015

Blood, sweat and sugar: Trade deal fails Haitian workers on DR plantations

Author: Amy Bracken, Al Jazeera America

…The [Dominic Rep.] is…among the top suppliers [of sugar] to American markets…[T]he DR-CAFTA…was supposed to improve…worker conditions. But today Haitian immigrants [are] still targets of…antihaitianismo…Workers are paid by the weight of what they cut,...

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12 November 2013
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Author: Grupo Vicini

[El Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos invitó al Grupo Vicini a responder a tres vídeos sobre las condiciones laborales de trabajadores inmigrantes haitianos en República Dominicana. Grupo Vicini envió la siguiente respuesta] Las...

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29 October 2013
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Author: Cristina Sánchez, RTVE (España)

El del azúcar es uno de los sectores en alza con una demanda que, se estima, aumentará en un 25 por ciento para el año 2020. Expulsión de comunidades locales y explotación laboral representan su lado más amargo…Un programa que tiene como objetivo...

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26 October 2013
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26 October 2013
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Author: Christopher Hartley (República Dominicana)

Testigos asesinato bracero traficado plantaciones Vicini dan su testimonio y detalles del crimen que ocurrió en el taller de Batey Copellito [parte del Grupo Vicini] e identifican el lugar del enterramiento en el cementerio clandestino de batey Dos...

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Article
30 September 2013

Dominican Republic: 2012 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Author: US Department of Labor

In 2012, the Dominican Republic made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor…because its birth certificate requirement limits educational opportunities for children, which increases their vulnerability to labor...

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Company response
9 October 2012

Response by Grupo Vicini: US labour inspectors warn of repressive working conditions on Grupo Vicini sugar cane plantations.

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