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Menelas is a community northwest of Cite Soleil on the border of┬áPort-au-Prince. It was established around 2004 when the Dominican Republic expelled Haitians and Dominicans with Haitian descent en masse. Since then, Menelas has become a community of refuge. Families have moved here to escape the violence of Cite Soleil, to rebuild in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, and to seek opportunities in the country’s landfill, Truttier.

 

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