Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Miami Herald reveals investigation into Haitian child trafficking
It is being reported that Dominican border guards are smuggling Haitian children into the Dominican Republic and selling them. Guards are allegedly selling these children above the Massacre River. When asked about this issue by the Miami Herald, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive allegedly acknowledged smuggling is an issue between the two countries. Prime Minister Bellerive said many people along the border are benefitting from this monetarily.
After the January earthquake, which killed about 300,000 people, investigations by El Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald revealed that witnesses have seen money being passed between border officers for smuggling children. Children are then, subsequently, it is being reported, sold for the purposes of sex or domestic work.
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