The stranger in San Domingo was awakened by the cracks of the whip, the stifled cries, and the heavy groans of the Negroes who saw the sun rise only to curse it for its renewal of their labours and their pains.
This slave trade is now being directed from Cuba to the Latin American mainland. For example, during the banana strike in Colombia in 1928 the United Fruit Company, an American corporation imported thousands of Haitians and Jamaicans in order to break the strike of the Columbian workers.
George Padmore, Life and Struggles of Negro Toilers (1931)
Although slavery in the Dominican Republic was formally abolished over a century ago, Haitians in that country continue to be delivered at gunpont to work on government-run plantations. Like their ancestors brought from Africa, they are forced to labor against their will, cutting sugar cane for armed Dominican masters.
Americas Watch Committee, Haitian sugar-cane cutters in the Dominican Republic (1989)