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Haiti is a failed state. The poverty there is grinding. To escape it, people pay human traffickers all of the money they have to squeeze on an overcrowded boat with just the clothes on their back. They are promised perhaps a landing in the US, but more than likely, they end up in the Bahamas. Some find work illegally and send money home. Others are thrown out to sea by unscrupulous human traffickers and several tens of people die by drowning. Others are intercepted by authorities and get sent back, poorer for the experience. This is the face of human misery and human trafficking.