I spent a bit of time chasing a story between these two nations - the DR and Haiti, which turned out to be a non-story - in that the ban on the importation of eggs was lifted within two days.
Yet the story went out over the wire service, was sent to my inbox via Google, was picked up and run by at least 15 media outlets, including the Forbes Magazine.
Why, I wonder, did this Associated Press reporter, chose to pick this story - among all the possible stories which could be written on these two nations.
How to be a reporter for peace?
Many days, I chose silence.