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  • Red Cross

    After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Americans donated nearly half a billion dollars to the Red Cross, far more than any other charity received. We asked Red Cross leaders where the money went. They wouldn’t tell us. So we went to Haiti to find out. What ProPublica’s Justin Elliott and NPR’s Laura Sullivan discovered was squandered donations, unfounded claims of success, and a trail of resentment. The Red Cross claimed it provided homes to more than 130,000 Haitians. The reality: The charity built just six permanent homes in all of Haiti.
  • Haiti in a Time of Cholera

    Nearly 8,000 people have died horrible, painful deaths since a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti after a major earthquake in 2010. Over half a million others have been infected, and containment is nowhere in sight with dozens dying each week. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that United Nations peacekeepers brought the disease into the country.
  • Children Left Behind

    Children Left Behind is an investigative news documentary which exposes a flawed foreign adoption system impacting children stuck in orphanages and their Texas families fighting to bring them home. KVUE’s investigative reporter Andy Pierrotti and photojournalist Derek Rasor traveled to Haiti to see the problem first-hand. Through interviews with families, lawmakers and experts, the documentary sheds light into a problem impacting a vulnerable population and goes to great lengths to get answers and find potential solutions.
  • The Shelters that Clinton Built

    The story investigated the Clinton Foundation's contract for a rebuilding project following thr earthquake in Haiti. The investigation raised troubling questions about transparency at the commission that had been charged, under Clinton's leadership, with rebuilding Haiti.
  • Haiti Deportees

    The story follows Haitian immigrants deported back to their home country after the earthquake.
  • Follow the Money

    The year-long series of investigations tracked the federal money trail of tax dollars, charity dollars, and corporate/government conflicts of interest. One investigation exposed how many federal officials took all expense paid luxurious vacations funded by taxpayer money to the failed climate summit in Copenhagen.
  • Cash...for What?

    The story looks into the "cash-for-work" jobs created after the Haiti earthquake. The reporter found that not only is there very little government oversight of these programs, but also that most of these organizations are not fulfilling their purpose of creating as many jobs as possible.
  • Toxic Pipeline

    "Before China was implicated in the Panama poisoning, Bogdanich began investigating the incident because of similarities to another poisoning ten years earlier in Haiti," where a Chinese company was involved." Reporters at The New York Times traced the deaths from a cough syrup back to China. In the process, they exposed a frightening lack of oversight on imported products. When the FDA learned of the Times' story, it immediately halted all imports of Chinese glycerin. And more than 30 countries recalled Chinese made toothpaste containing anti-freeze.
  • Divine Intervention: U.S. AIDS Policy

    "The Center’s year-long investigation revealed how rigid rules and funding earmarks of President's Bush $15-billion initiative to fight HIV/AIDS abroad- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief- hinder effective HIV programming and frustrate countries struggling with the pandemic."
  • Small Town Justice

    A Haitian truck driver, Jean Claude Meus, was convicted of vehicular homicide after a semi he was driving turned over and fell on a minivan, killing a mother and daughter. While no drugs or alcohol were present in his system at the time of the accident, prosecutors were able to push a conviction based on their assertion that he had fallen asleep at the wheel, and was thus driving recklessly. But WTVT-TV investigators "found convincing evidence that (he) did not fall asleep, and in fact, was trying to avoid an accident." An off-duty firefighter was a witness at the scene, and asserted that Meus was "alert and helpful immediately after the crash." Yet the lead investigator, who attended high school with victim Nona Moore, never interview Juan Otero, the off-duty firefighter. With the help of experts, WTVT reconstructed the crash, and the conclusion drawn was that Meus had turned off the road to avoid an obstruction. Further, WTVT spoke with jurors who said that with that new evidence, they would not have voted to convict.