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A storefront of a New York City bodega from the 1950s or '60s. Justo Martí/Courtesy of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies hide caption

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New York City Bodegas And The Generations Who Love Them

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People help each other across the river La Digue in Petit Goave, Haiti, on Wednesday, a day after Hurricane Matthew raked the island nation. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A boy is ready to take a swing on the streets of San Pedro de Macoris, a provincial capital of the Dominican Republic. Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador to the Dominican Republic, offers Mass in Santo Domingo on Aug. 3, 2009. The former archbishop and papal ambassador died Friday at the Vatican awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Children play among the tents of Parc Cadeau, one of the camps set up in Haiti for migrants who've left the Dominican Republic after being stripped of their citizenship. Peter Granitz for NPR hide caption

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Fleeing To Haiti, They Put Their Faith In 'God And Government'

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Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador to the Dominican Republic, offers Mass in Santo Domingo in 2009. He has been accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Yolanda Andujar and her daughter Astrid bake together every weekend. Andujar primarily makes the cakes while Astrid, a graphic designer by day, makes elaborate decorations using fondant and bright colors. Néstor Pérez-Molière/Courtesy of Feet in 2 Worlds hide caption

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A mother and child pass through Batey Bembe in the sugar-producing region near the town of Conseulo. Bateys are small, isolated communities made up of sugar cane workers and their families, often consisting of three or four generations. Sarah Tilotta for NPR hide caption

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Aracelis Upia Montero works at the Alta Gracia garment factory in the Dominican Republic. She says she was desperately poor before she began working at the factory, which pays much higher than usual wages. "I'm now eligible for loans and credits from the bank because I earn a good salary," she says. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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Can This Dominican Factory Pay Good Wages And Make A Profit?

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