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Juan Cimarron, Los Haitises’ caveman

Today’s Diario Libre Monday 3 February reports on the case of “Juan Cimarron,” estimated to be about 43 years old, a true 21st century man of the jungle. The newspaper says he was born in the trees and plains of the National Park Los Haitises where he lives a nomadic life and roams barefoot and naked despite the weather. Diario Libre journalists observed him living “like a caveman. He makes fires to heat liquid by rubbing two stones together.” According to local people, his family abandoned him when they were evicted when people were ordered to leave the park in 1991, during the Joaquin Balaguer government.

Local residents told Diario Libre journalists that the public health authorities should rescue him. “This man could live a civilized life. He is a nomad because no one has helped him,” said Juan Castillo, a farmer who said he has had to defend his crops from Juan Cimarron.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

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