By June 17, 2015, undocumented people of Haitian descent were forced to register citizenship in the Dominican Republic or face deportation to Haiti. Hundreds of thousands are predicted to face deportation.
The Hispaniolan hutia (Plagiodontia aedium) is also known as the “zagouti” or “jutía” in Spanish. It is the only species of hutia still alive and can be found on the island of Hispaniola, which is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Try making this delicious, traditional dish from the Dominican Republic.