December 24th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Video: Telling Miguel’s story

AC360’s Jessica Conner takes us behind the camera during Vladimir Duthiers' first live appearance on CNNI’s “Connect the World.” Vladimir reports on Miguel, a boy discovered in a hole on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He was abandoned and found with bruises on his face and lashings on his back. The story puts a face to human trafficking.

Watch Vladimir’s report from Haiti about Miguel's story.

Follow Vladimir Duthiers and Jessica Conner on Twitter.

Post by: ,
Filed under: AC361°
December 8th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Video: Haitian boy buried alive by traffickers

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 to be used as child laborers. I travelled to Haiti in October to report for CNN’s Freedom Project and met little Miguel at an orphanage where he is, for now, safe.

This is his story.

Post by:
Filed under: Haiti
May 13th, 2011
02:19 AM ET

AC361: Cooper's office filled with memories, memorabilia

Editor's note: AC361° is a behind-the-scenes look at CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°. On AC360.com, click on the AC361° tab to learn more about Anderson Cooper, his staff, and the production of AC360°.

New York (CNN) - If there were a chemical or biological attack in New York City, Anderson Cooper would be prepared.

"I have a full-on Tyvek suit," said Cooper as he reached for the gas mask sitting on his windowsill. "There’s only a handful of us in the building who have this suit so I'm not sure who would shoot for me, or why they would think I would stay alive," he joked incredulously. "I also think frankly everyone who doesn't have this suit will try to break into my office and kill me and take the suit."

The gas mask and suit aren't the only field gear Cooper keeps in his office. Next to his gas mask is his Kevlar helmet – battered and dusty from his travels in Afghanistan and Iraq.

But what stands out in his office isn't the war gear. Instead, it's the little trinkets and mementos that tell the stories behind the stories, the reminders of his reportage.

Post by: ,
Filed under: AC361°