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A man carries goods past a quake-scarred house in Port-au-Prince on January 11, 2013. Three years after Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, hundreds of thousands of homeless people are still at risk from crime, disease and the elements in crowded makeshift camps. The 2010 disaster triggered a global outpouring of sympathetic rhetoric and pledges of aid for the already impoverished Caribbean nation, but residents and aid agencies complain that rebuilding and re-development has been too slow. Around 358,000 people are still living rough in scores of camps scattered around the capital Port-au-Prince and surrounding districts, exposed to a crime wave, a cholera outbreak and -- from time to time -- hurricanes. AFP PHOTO Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo by: THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Extends Residency To Haitian Earthquake Victims

Some people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti have been extended residency and employment benefits by the U.S. government.

03/03/2014

A Haitian migrant boat capsized on 11/26/13 killing at least 10 people off the coast of the Bahamas. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Warns Haitians Against Dangerous Sea Voyages

Don’t risk your lives trying to escape Haiti. That’s the message from the U.S. Coast Guard which is urging Haitians not to attempt risky sea voyages to escape their Caribbean homeland.

CBS Miami–12/12/2013

The families of five men and women who survived a failed smuggling operation last week and had to be plucked from the waters off Miami have asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their release. (Source: CBS4)

Families Of Survivors Of Failed Smuggling Op Ask ICE For Their Release

The families of five men and women who survived a failed smuggling operation last week and had to be plucked from the waters off Miami have asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their release.

10/21/2013

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Activist Who Gave Name “Little Haiti” Its Name Passes Away

A man who spent decades as an activist in Miami’s Haitian community died late Monday. He was 87.

CBS4–11/20/2012

(Source: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Haitians Granted Extended Temporary Residency

Haitians who fled to the U.S. after a powerful earthquake rocked their homeland in 2010 will be able to stay and work here legally a while longs.

09/25/2012

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office broke up a cockfighting operation in Marathon.  (Source:AP)

Group Revived To Chase Chickens Out Of Miami

For residents of Little Haiti and Overtown, a chicken invasion is driving them nuts. What are they to do? Call the Chicken Busters, of course.

CBS Miami–07/28/2012

(Source: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Search Resumes For Haitian Migrants Off Bahamas

The search has resumed for at least 10 missing Haitians whose boat capsized as they headed to the U.S., according to a police official in the Bahamas.

CBS4–06/12/2012

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Cholera In Haiti Evolving Into Two Strains

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the strain of cholera in Haiti is beginning to evolve as some develop a little immunity from the bacterium, according to the Washington Post.

CBS4–05/04/2012

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Coast Guard Rescues, Repatriates 125 Haitian Migrants

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance repatriated 125 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday.

CBS4–01/05/2012

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin rescued three boaters after their boat sank off West End, Bahamas, May 22, 2011.  (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard: 122 Haitian, Cuban Boaters Sent Home

The U.S. Coast Guard has returned more than 120 Cuban and Haitian migrants to their Caribbean homelands.

CBS4–07/05/2011

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