Defaced Political propaganda. 22 February 2006 - Mirlande Manigat, a RDNP candidate for the Senate in the West Department, withdrew from the election when her husband Leslie Manigat lost the presidency to Renee Preval.

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Defaced Political propaganda. 22 February 2006 - Mirlande Manigat, a RDNP candidate for the Senate in the West Department, withdrew from the election when her husband Leslie Manigat lost the presidency to Renee Preval.
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Prior to the earthquake in January 2010, Haiti had approximately 300,000 children who had been sold, kidnapped or given into a life of slavery. They are known as “Restaveks” - children who ‘stay with,’ another family. These children mostly come from very poor families, particularly from the slums or rural areas of Haiti, who often are no longer able to care for their child, and so the children are given to families that are marginally better off. The restavek concept began as a positive idea where the parents simply wanted a better life for their child, food clothing and an education. Most children, however are used as slaves and do not get sent to school, nor are they fed very well. Some are raped, almost all are beaten daily, and many are killed from the abuse. Since the earthquake in January, U.N. experts estimate there may be over one million children who lost at least one parent in the earthquake or were separated from their families. There are many more children now at risk of child trafficking than before. This is their story.
Location: Cite Soleil, Haiti