Haiti: Incident At Baie Du Mesle

Dozens drown as Haitian soldiers try to stop one of the hundreds of boats packed with refugees headed to the U.S.

Under a glistening moon, the 60-ft. sailboat St. Joseph, moored off a spit of land on the southern coast of Haiti, was quickly loading its human cargo. Suddenly the silence of the night was broken by the sound of an approaching military boat. At first the people on the sailboat froze in fear, hoping the patrol would pass. But when three shots rang out, the St. Joseph headed toward open water, its crew and passengers in panic. Rushing from one side to the other to get away from the gunfire, many people fell or were pushed overboard. Then, when the boat...

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