December 6th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

They called him 'Miguel'

They called him “Miguel.”

In April, Haitian police found a naked child in a hole, near the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He was badly beaten, hadn’t eaten in days and was unable to even speak. So they simply called him “Miguel.”

He is the face of human trafficking in a country whose porous borders provide many opportunities to those who buy, sell or abduct children. Authorities say these kids are often trafficked for sex, for their organs or as to be used as child laborers.

This is Miguel’s story.

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Topics: Life In Slavery