DOMINICAN REPUBLIC POVERTY – Poverty and abundance coexist uneasily in the Dominican Republic

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Some 300 km (186 mi) from the bustling resort city of Punta Cana, 53-year-old Josefina D’oleo struggles to survive in forgotten Boqueron, whose hereditary poverty is the other face of the Dominican Republic.

For D’oleo and most of her neighbors in the small town in the southwestern province of Azua, life has become more difficult in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.