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2164945 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2014-02-10 22:02:13.0 UTC 2014-02-10T17:02:13.000-05:00 cnn-report-builds-on-times-worst-charity-investigation published 2014-02-11 22:44:44.0 UTC 2014-02-11T17:44:44.000-05:00 news/nation DTI 117255324 In 2010, Guatemala, where 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, got $40 million worth of free medicine and medical supplies. It didn't come from the Red Cross or UNICEF or any other major international relief agency. Instead, the donations came from 15 little-known U.S. charities, most of which have nothing to do with foreign aid. Mystery money Read the Times investigation. Despite the substantial size of the donations, the Internal Revenue Service doesn't require charities to publicly disclose details about the shipments. And no one — including the U.S. charities and the biggest recipient in Guatemala — was willing to be specific about where the medical supplies went or exactly who benefited. Using these shipments as the focus, the Tampa Bay Times, The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN tried to do something state regulators and the IRS rarely do — verify what charities actually send to the needy overseas. The Times laid out its story on Jan. 26. You can find that link here. Tonight at 8, CNN will air the second part of its report on Anderson Cooper's AC360. Watch as CNN reporters travel to Guatemala to try to track down where the money went. Times staff writer News, Nation, breaking-news, top-news, news-nav CNN report tonight builds on Times' worst charity investigation AGLOVERN cnnguatemala021114 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2014/02/10/117255324-cnn-report-builds-on-times-worst-charity-investigation StaffArticle news,nationNational NewsIn 2010, Guatemala, where 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, got $40 million worth of free medicine and medical supplies.News, Nation, breaking-news, top-news, news-navNews, Nation, breaking-news, top-news, news-nav<span style="display:none;" class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times staff writer 2273739 2016-04-19 02:03:48.0 UTC 4 Months Ago tampa-bay-times-wins-pulitzer-prizes-in-local-and-investigative-reporting news Tampa Bay Times wins Pulitzer Prizes in local and investigative reporting StaffArticle 2265553 2016-02-16 16:46:24.0 UTC 6 Months Ago second-worst-charity-in-america-agrees-to-shut-down news/business Second-worst charity in America agrees to shut down StaffArticle 2282286 2016-06-19 01:48:52.0 UTC 2 Months Ago the-best-and-worst-times-to-buy-a-used-car news/business/personalfinance The best and worst times to buy a used car StaffArticle <p>In 2010, Guatemala, where 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, got $40 million worth of free medicine and medical supplies.</p> <p>It didn't come from the Red Cross or UNICEF or any other major international relief agency.</p> <p>Instead, the donations came from 15 little-known U.S. charities, most of which have nothing to do with foreign aid.</p> <p></p> <div class="figure portrait right articleInline relatedNews" style="display: block; max-width: 24%; margin-top: 0px;"> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/no-accounting-for-40-million-in-charity-shipped-overseas/2162553"> </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/no-accounting-for-40-million-in-charity-shipped-overseas/2162553"> </a></p> <h2><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/no-accounting-for-40-million-in-charity-shipped-overseas/2162553">Mystery money</a></h2> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/no-accounting-for-40-million-in-charity-shipped-overseas/2162553"> </a></p> <ul class="itemList"> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/no-accounting-for-40-million-in-charity-shipped-overseas/2162553"> </a></p> <li><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/no-accounting-for-40-million-in-charity-shipped-overseas/2162553">Read the Times investigation.</a></li> </ul> <p></p> <p></p> </div> <p></p> <p> Despite the substantial size of the donations, the Internal Revenue Service doesn't require charities to publicly disclose details about the shipments.</p> <p>And no one — including the U.S. charities and the biggest recipient in Guatemala — was willing to be specific about where the medical supplies went or exactly who benefited.</p> <p>Using these shipments as the focus, the <i>Tampa Bay Times,</i> The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN tried to do something state regulators and the IRS rarely do — verify what charities actually send to the needy overseas.</p> <p>The <i>Times</i> laid out its story on Jan. 26. You can find that link <a href=" http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/no-accounting-for-40-million-in-charity-shipped-overseas/2162553 "> here.</a></p> <p>Tonight at 8, CNN will air the second part of its report on Anderson Cooper's <i>AC360</i>. Watch as CNN reporters travel to Guatemala to try to track down where the money went.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:50:51