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February 12th, 2010
09:43 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/12/10

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Tonight on 360°, faith and hope in Haiti on the one month anniversary of the quake. Plus, new starling details about the legal team for the Americans accused of kidnapping Haitian children and the day's other headlines.

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  1. Dodie, Irvine CA

    @ Emily

    Yes, it is very tragic and most unfortunate. The innocent always pay the consequences : ~ (

    February 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  2. LisaL -Canada

    in the haitian culture, i think the belief is that the souls of the departed stay close – i think of the singing as a way of calling home any of the lost restless souls and letting them know that life continues and hope is present

    February 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Faith and hope is very important right now! They are always important in our lives!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  4. Emily

    So thankful for "life"...

    February 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  5. will yon

    Anderson, well done, you can't railroad these 10 Americans without a crooked lawyer and you got that done. BROVOO.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  6. Vince

    I am just glad that this attempt to take the children away was caught in time because a story which start out as naive is becoming very worrisome in terms of the intent.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  7. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    I am a little late tonight!!

    Good evening Anderson, 360 Crew, Megan D, Emily, Dodie, Isabel, Heather and bloggers!

    It's Friday! TGIF!

    Is great to se to the people of Haiti celebreting life, with hope and faith, and most important praying!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  8. Cessy-Chicago

    A wonderful celebration of Hope!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Dodie, Irvine CA

    The Haitians are such a musical people. Celebrate life is a wonderful strategy!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  10. Emily

    This is wonderful to see all these people who are all so thankful for "like" and we all take so much for granted....

    February 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Yes, faith and hope that's a good thing!"

    February 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    a day of mourning national .... very beautiful and moving!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  13. Emily

    @Dodie,

    "When a country is vulnerable, the sharks swarm and feed!"

    That is just so frustrating and see such things; & to Prey on Children!!!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  14. A. Smith, Oregon

    Anderson's right, the Taliban got plenty of notice and leaflets tossed out of helicopters onto the Marjah villages and the Taliban and villagers mostly left. They'll return the moment the American troops leave.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  15. Kim- Ohio

    What a twist concerning the Missionaries..

    I hate to hear about the fighting overseas...my daughter has a couple friends who are in the Marines....please pray for them!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  16. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    @ Anderson

    Today I read a little note that said "In a race against time, Haitians are preparing shelters for the homeless"

    Is this already happening? Would AC360 have how tell us more about that?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  17. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Thanks Lisa L,
    Happy so early Valentine's day to you,

    Bloggers!
    Happy Valentine's Day so early!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  18. A. Smith, Oregon

    Perhaps some 'good' will come of this ever widing case of child traffickers. Conspiracy to commit child prostitution should be at the top of the list of charges along with child kidnapping against all now 11 people.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Linda in Arizona

    Hey, "missionaries", nice company you keep. Very fitting really, and I'm sure he'll be a big help, considering his experience in trafficking "issues".

    February 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  20. LisaL -Canada

    you know, maybe this guy used to pick out vulnerable women to traffic, but now (since the demand for children seems to be on the increase – which makes me want to vomit) he's changed tactics, and it's easier to get the vulnerable women to go pick out vulnerable children.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  21. Jennifer - AZ

    Evening everyone!

    This is so disturbing (if it's the same person). Stupid if someone wanted for child trafficking offered his services in such a public case.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  22. Dodie, Irvine CA

    @ Emily

    Absolutely! When a country is vulnerable, the sharks swarm and feed!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  23. Cessy-Chicago

    yeay! MONLEY!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yup Isabel! Agreed! 🙂

    February 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  25. Emily

    Wow! ...all those people dancing, etc. That was wonderful to see.

    I can't wait to hear how Monley is doing!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  26. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    To much attention is side tracked from the needy people of Haiti because of idiots more attention needs to be put on shelter .

    February 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  27. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. Happy Friday. The situation with these missionaries just keeps on with suspicious twists and turns. How did they ever hook up with this guy if he is who he is suspected to be??

    February 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  28. Emily

    It's just sick that there are criminals that come out at times like this when so many people are in need and prey on them!

    Great reporting here by Karl!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  29. Anthonia-California

    Good Evening Everyone 🙂 Thank Goodness its Friday 🙂

    February 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  30. Marie

    Anderson looks so at home anchoring his show from Haiti...The first time I saw him reporting other news from Haiti I was like yo this man is soo dedicated. He could have bolted out of Haiti and jumped on the next Hot trail but not AC!!! (My Boo 4l ife)

    February 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Haitis is in danger from no shelter now would be a good time to send rail road cars for shelter .

    February 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  32. Cynthia, NC

    Hello, everyone and Happy Friday. Wow, yet another interesting turn in the story involving the Americans being held in Haiti.

    It's hard to believe it has been a month since the earthquake struck.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  33. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! The missionary story is very strange–and a disappointing development.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  34. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Dr. Gutpa & Karl Penhaul & 360Crew in Haiti, Devna, 360Team, Megan, Martina, Gabriela, Dodie, Starr, Mike, David & Isabel, Jo Ann, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide & Bloggers!

    Happy Friday!

    "Breaking News" tonight is disturbing!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Adelaide

    This story about the missionaries is getting more bizarre with each passing day.

    February 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  36. A. Smith, Oregon

    Such a surprise, this alleged man and his wife are wanted on charges in The Dominican Republic of child trafficking for child prostitution!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  37. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    The first and second pictures are absolutely identical!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Wild, you go in for one story and than you come out with another story!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Lisa L

    Dear Anderson,

    I genuinely wish you all the happiness on Valentine’s Day and ever after. Keep smiling and take care.

    To the people affected by earthquake – keep believing in yourself and rebuild greater than what you had before.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    February 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. A. Smith, Oregon

    The nose ridgelines and eyebrows look identical in all three photos. The child trafficker certainly appears to be the same man in custody there in Haiti!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. Cessy-Chicago

    WOW! There's really more to this american missionary story. How did he meet Laura Sibly?

    February 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    YES! I am so happy for that!!!! Jorge Torres arrested by goverment police!!! Thanks Anderson and Karl!!! Yay! 😀

    February 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Wow!!!!! It's bombastic this discovery!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Adelaide

    Hello AC360 team visible & not, Bloggers!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  45. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Wild, there are a lot of people!"

    February 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Cessy-Chicago

    good evening, Anderson! Happy Friday to you all 🙂

    February 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  47. Isabel Siaba, Brasil

    Good evening Anderson!
    I agree with you... It's been one month, but here it feels much longer

    Hello David (Indiana), Megan, Gayle, Emily, Gabriela, Dodie, friends and bloggers!

    Happy Friday!!!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    4th Fridays night go to temple!
    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David G, Ed Henry, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Bloggers, my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    Thank God It's Friday Night!!!! Couldn't wait forward this weekend!
    Thanks for coming in to join us tonight!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Good evening Anderson Cooper, 360 Team, Emily, Starr, A. Smith, Megan, Linda-Az, Gabriela-Nicaragua Gayle, Isabel-Brasil and other bloggers

    February 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Hello Everyone!

    February 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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