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Deportations to Storm-crippled Haiti Resume

MIAMI (AP) - Federal immigration officials say deportations to Haiti have resumed just three months after they stopped returningresidents to the storm-ravaged country.

Authorities temporarily suspended flights to Haiti in September after four deadly storms racked the country, killing hundreds.

Local leaders say conditions in Haiti have not improved since at least 425 people were killed and thousands left homeless by severe
flooding after the storms. A school collapse last month also killed
nearly 100 people. The mayor of Port-au-Prince has estimated that 60 percent of the city's buildings are unsafe. Skyrocketing food prices also sparked violent protests before the storms.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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