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Land Disputes and Development Activity in the Dominican Republic

  • Donald Macleod
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Abstract

This chapter will focus on the southeast region of the Dominican Republic, particularly the coastal village of Bayahibe, a fishing community increasingly influenced by tourism, situated next to the Del Este National Park. The central themes will be the land disputes that have arisen, the variety of development initiatives in progress, and the importance of understanding these events in the light of the community’s history, which in turn reflects the distribution of power. These issues, while concentrating on a localized region, have a strong resonance throughout the Dominican Republic (DR) and other Caribbean countries.

Keywords

National Park Dominican Republic Coastal Village Land Dispute Peace Corps Volunteer 
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© Jean Besson and Janet Momsen 2007

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