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01 Feb 2010 20:26


U.S., World: Could the Baptists in Haiti get tried in the U.S. for child trafficking?

  • problem Haiti wants to try the ten Americans accused of trafficking children into the Dominican Republican. However, with a broken infrastructure, they don’t have a working court system right now.
  • solution The Haitian government may be willing to ship them off to the U.S. to get tried there. Were they acting in good faith when taking away these “orphans” (some of whom actually had parents)? source

15 Nov 2009 20:44


World: Australia’s prime minister is very sorry about neglected orphans

  • We are sorry. Sorry for the tragedy – the absolute tragedy – of childhoods lost. Sorry that as children you were taken from your families and placed in institutions where so often you were abused. Sorry for the physical suffering, the emotional starvation and the cold absence of love, of tenderness, of care.
  • Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd • Speaking to a group of 1,000 “forgotten Australians” who were neglected and abused in orphanages between 1930 and 1970. He couldn’t sugarcoat this apology, no matter how he wanted to. “The truth is, this is an ugly story,” he continued. “The truth is great evil has been done.” • source