Dominican Republic to build wall in bid to keep out Haitians

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    Relations between Haiti and its wealthier neighbour, the Dominican Republic, have been historically difficult on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

    Now the Dominican government has announced plans to build a wall between the two to end illegal migration.

    Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports.

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