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Bastardette’s series of posts on Jorge Torres Puello/Jorge Torres Orellana & the Dominican Republic end of the team

In all the insanity surrounding the Haitian mess, I haven’t had time to really scratch the surface of the Jorge Puello story beyond the initial post I wrote as the trafficking allegations against Puello first came to light:

NYT- El Salvador Investigates Adviser to Detained Americans in Haiti (Jorge Puello)

While I’ve been following it closely, others have really taken the lead writing about it.

Fortunately, Marley over on her Daily Bastardette blog along with her wonderful set of commenters have been carefully sifting through the details and trying to form a coherent narrative concerning that angle on the missionary’s attempted child export fiasco.

You can see her Puello related body of work via a search on his name against her blog. Just look over the dates to read them in chronological order.

Be sure to read through the comments on these pieces as they provide many additional links and further information.


Also be sure to read her recent piece concerning additional members of the missionary’s effort in the Dominican Republic:


We already knew that Eastside Baptist Church members John Requa and Matt and Lora Crider remained at the “orphanage” while church pastor Paul Thompson, his son Silas Thompson, and member Steve McMullin crossed into Haiti….

…Now we learn that Nancy Rodriguez, wife of Paul Rodriguez, Magic Valley Baptist Association director of missions, and four “missionaries” from an unnamed group in Texas were also at the “orphan” hotel.

As I first reported here, there were additional team members working in the D.R. that were an ignored aspect of the child export effort. As they were not arrested, they have been all but ignored by most of the press. This means the team was comprised of not merely the ten arrestees, but now we’re up to at least 8 more people on the D.R. side of the border:

  • John Requa
  • Matt Crider
  • Lora Crider
  • Nancy Rodriguez
  • and four other “missionaries” from an unnamed group in Texas

that were all directly part of the effort as well.

Again, be certain to read the comments on all her Haitian posts as many new details are emerging there.

Return to the Table of Contents of my Haiti series.

6 Responses to “Bastardette’s series of posts on Jorge Torres Puello/Jorge Torres Orellana & the Dominican Republic end of the team”

  1. Baby Love Child » Introduction to the Haiti series- “It is madness. It is insane…” Bribes, Bullies, and Traffickers extract kids Says:

    […] Bastardette’s series of posts on Jorge Torres Puello/Jorge Torres Orellana & the Dominica… […]

  2. Baby Love Child Says:

    See Bastardette’s latest here,

    Laura Sislby’s Texas Missionaries Revealed

  3. Anne-christine d\'Adesky Says:


    I just posted a comprehensive Special Report on Laura Silsby | Jorge Puello that alleges new Dominican contacts were helping Silsby. See report at

    Keep up the good work.


  4. Baby Love Child Says:

    Hi Anne-christine,

    Quite the surprise to see you here!

    I’d been reading along, so I saw your latest not long after it went up. Very important and useful work.

    My next post above this actually came about due to your piece. It contained a potential confirmation on a suspicion I had had earlier.

    See- Was the Silsby team’s current lawyer in Haiti, Aviol Fleurant, arranged by Jorge Puello?

    I linked your writing at the top of the post by way of a GO, READ THIS FIRST! It’s strong, and again important , and should be widely read, certainly by any of my readers who have been following along the story here and on my twitter.

    I’m looking forward to your next two as well.

    I definitely think you are on to something with the growing evidence that Silsby had some form of a connection or connections to power on the D.R. side. It seems no matter how many people tried to tell her ‘you can’t do this’ she felt she somehow ‘had it covered.’

    To me at least, that certainly hints at influence or I’ll scratch your back, you scratch mine-ism.

    She apparently felt she was above Haitian law, that all too typical ‘laws are for other people’ attitude. But again, I don’t think she would have had confidence in such had she not had something already lined up.

    In any case, I won’t distract you from the writing further, but thanks for stopping by.

    Feel free to check out what has developed into sort of an index page of my writings about the Haitian situation at your leisure.

  5. Baby Love Child » Charisa Coulter’s release papers signed, Silsby becomes a useful scapegoat Says:

    […] itself was split across the two countries some in Haiti others in the Dominican Republic also see this link for more on the D.R. side of the team) on through to those that enabled the New Life team on the ground in both Haiti and the Dominican […]

  6. Baby Love Child » Haiti- New Charge brought against Laura Silsby, “organization of irregular trips” Says:

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