More Haitians using Puerto Rico as migrant route

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In this May 4, 2013 photo, a boat maker sharpens his machete which he will use to build a sailboat in Leogane, Haiti. The 30-foot-long boats, whose frames resemble the rib cage of a small dinosaur, are purchased by smugglers for around $12,000 and then taken to northern Haiti to find passengers. One boat builder said he has four or five regular customers. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians have been fleeing their troubled country for years, trying to reach the U.S. or other Caribbean islands by sea or by trekking across the island of Hispaniola to scratch out a living in the Dominican Republic. USA, LLC