Death of Sonia Pierre

December 4, 2011
Santo Domingo | Age 48

Dominican-Haitian activist dies at 48
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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Sonia Pierre, a human rights activist who bravely fought discrimination against poor Dominicans of Haitian descent since she was a child, died Sunday, according to colleagues. She was 48.

The renowned activist died outside of the municipality of Villa Altagracia while being rushed to a hospital after suffering a heart attack around noon Sunday, said Genaro Rincon, a lawyer who works with Pierre's Dominican-Haitian Women...

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