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AP: Wealthy US church ran Haiti orphanage where 13 died

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Orphans sit in a social services bus, Feb. 14, 2020, after police removed them from a children’s home run by the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU), following a fire the previous day at one of the organization’s other homes in Kenscoff, on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. – AP Photo / Dieu-Nalio Chery

Michael Weissenstein, Havana-based Caribbean editor; Ben Fox, national security reporter, Washington, conducted a two-month investigation, along with Port-au-Prince photographer Dieu-Nalio Chery and Rhode Island-based photographer/videographer David Goldman, exposing the long, troubled history of a wealthy U.S. church running the Haitian orphanage where 13 children and two adult caretakers died in a preventable February fire. Richly detailed text and heart-wrenching photos and video tell grieving families’ accounts of victimization by the church, and the disturbing history of the Church of Bible Understanding.

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