Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Two centuries of misrule and tyranny have brought hopelessness and despair. The population, crime, poverty, and chaos grow unchecked. An estimated 75% of Catholics are also increasingly involved in Voodoo, spiritism and witchcraft. The steady growth of Protestant churches in the difficult economic and spiritual climate is cause for praise.