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Inside the Courtroom: Anyelí Rodríguez/ “Karen Abigail” Human Trafficking Sentencing
Video from Prensa Libre, reported by Antonio Ixcot, photos by Érick Ávila, video by Daniele Volpe:   And here’s a long clip of the judges reading the charges and sentence, posted by the nonprofit providing free legal counsel to the mother of the stolen child, Loyda Rodríguez:...
“Orphaned, abandoned or trafficked?” Documentary Investigates Nepalese Adoption Fraud
The show “101 East” has produced a 30-minute documentary investigating adoption fraud in Nepal. Here’s the description: “Orphaned, abandoned or trafficked? That is the question facing foreigners who wish to adopt Nepali children. International adoption services have provided a lucrative business to poverty-stricken Nepal. But in 2007, Nepal stopped adoptions for two years as it investigated claims of child trafficking. After adoptions resumed, law enforcement remained weak. By the end of 2010, many countries including the US, stopped granting visas to children from Nepal. This was in response to unscrupulous agents falsifying children’s status as orphans so they could be adopted overseas. Today, loopholes...
Inside the Courtroom: Heidy Par / “Kimberli Azucena” Hearing
This week, the morning of August 16, 2011, the Second Tribunal Court of Criminal Sentencing in Guatemala City, Guatemala held a hearing related to the abduction of Heidy Saraí Batz Par, a baby believed to have been sold into an adoption network. VIDEO CLIPS PROVIDED COURTESY OF FUNDACION SOBREVIVIENTES: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four   Part Five:     Part Six:  ...
Olga López: It’s Not Fair We Continue To Suffer
Fundación Sobrevivientes uploaded a video clip of Olga López to their YouTube page. In this clip, Olga begins by stating her full name, and says that her daughter was taken in 2006. She says she believes that her daughter is now known as “Cindy Colwell Thomas”, and that it’s not fair that “we” (meaning herself and the other Guatemalan mothers searching for missing children) continue suffering. The photo she’s holding is from the public Facebook page of adoptive mother Elizabeth Thomas-Colwell, showing Thomas-Colwell holding the little girl Olga believes to be her own....
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