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165 years in prison for US man in Haiti sex abuse

A Michigan man was sentenced Wednesday to 165 years in prison for traveling from Florida to Haiti countless times to sexually abuse dozens of children who lived in a group home he ran for the poor. Full story

Wofford project provides micro-loans for Haitians

Students at Wofford College in South Carolina are getting lessons in high finance while helping poor women and peanut farmers in Haiti. Full story

Tropical Storm Chantal threatens flash flooding

   The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes reports on Tropical Storm Chantal, which threatens to cause flash flooding in Haiti and the Dominican Republic but is weakening on its path towards Florida and Georgia.

Haiti sees big money reviving flagging tourism

The Club Indigo beach resort north of the Haiti capital was crowded with U.N. peacekeepers, aid workers, diplomats and missionaries on a recent Sunday. But the only real, live tourists seemed to be Anne Fournier and her husband. Full story

U.S. program to build houses in Haiti falls short, report finds

MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. government program to build housing in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake will only construct one-sixth of the homes intended because of poor planning, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Tuesday. Full story

Fabled 19th-Century Shipwreck May Hold Gold Treasure

The wreck of a fabled 19th-century gunrunner that may also contain a treasure in gold has been identified off the coast of South Carolina. Full story

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  History of transnational adoption rife with abuse

Author and journalist Kathryn Joyce joins Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss a four-year long investigation into adoption and how international adoption in recent years has evolved into an evangelical movement.

  Is a 13 year pathway to citizenship ‘humane’?

The Cycle hosts and author Edwidge Danticat discuss the bipartisan Gang of 8’s progress on comprehensive immigration reform, as well as what immigrants think about the policies.

  Organizer proposes solution to ineffective Haiti donations

For the past three years Hugh Locke has been conducting an unusual experiment in Haiti. It is a new development model he calls "exit strategy aid" – a strategy of sponsoring short-term, self-sustaining aid projects instead of long-term programs that create a dependency on handouts.

  Jan. 12: Nightly News Saturday broadcast

NBC’s lester Holt hosts this edition of Nightly News which includes: An update from Dr. Nancy Snyderman on the latest in this season’s flu outbreak; a report from Mark Potter on the people of Haiti and how they are coping three years after a powerful earthquake leveled thier country; and look at a w

  Three years after quake, Haiti still rebuilding

Three years after a violent earthquake hit Haiti and left millions homeless, the capital city, Port-au-prince, is bustles as rubble is cleared. However, unemployment hovers at about 70 percent. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

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Haitians gather plants to scrub themselves as they bathe in a waterfall believed to have healing powers during the annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau
Haitians gather plants to scrub themselves as they bathe in a waterfall believed to have healing powers during the annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau

Haitians gather plants to scrub themselves as they bathe in a waterfall believed to have healing powers during the annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau in central Haiti, July 16, 2013. Pilgrims converge on this place where according to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared atop a palm tree and where two water

Haitians bathe in a waterfall believed to have healing powers during the annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau
Haitians bathe in a waterfall believed to have healing powers during the annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau

Haitians bathe in a waterfall believed to have healing powers during the annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau in central Haiti, July 16, 2013. Pilgrims converge on this place where according to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared atop a palm tree and where two waterfalls join in a place inhabited by voodoo