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Dominicans returning home from Spain

The continuing economic crisis affecting Spain and other European countries had led to a mass return of Dominicans to the country. Many have lost their jobs or their small businesses have gone under. In addition, in the last few weeks hundreds more have returned with tickets bought by the Dominican consulates in the United States, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela, Aruba and Curacao, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, and other countries.

Dominicans returning from Spain interviewed by El Nacional at Las Americas Airport said that life for Dominicans there, especially for those who were illegal, was very difficult and that some were just surviving thanks to the help of friends who gave them clothes, medicines and food.

They said that there were many Dominicans, maybe even thousands, who wanted to return home but did not have the money or family to help them. They said that many had lost their businesses as they were unable to repay their bank loans.

Source: DR1, Elnacional

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Last updated December 6, 2016 at 12:34 PM
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