All About Human Smuggling

COLOMBIA / 17 AUG 2016

A large influx of migrants from the Caribbean and other regions landing in Colombia has provided the country's criminal groups with a ready-made opportunity to ramp up human smuggling operations. …

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 JUL 2016

A transnational operation against human trafficking rescued more than 2,700 people and dismantled multiple smuggling rings in Latin America and elsewhere, shedding light on the complex nature of this largely…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 1 JUL 2016

Organized crime continues to profit from human trafficking, forced labor, and sexual trafficking of vulnerable populations throughout Latin America, according to the US State Department's most recent report examining the…

GUATEMALA / 30 JUN 2016

Authorities across Central America have dismantled a migrant smuggling network that spanned from Brazil to Mexico, a remarkable sting operation that comes amid heightened US concerns of potential terrorists using…

COSTA RICA / 21 JUN 2016

Officials say Costa Rica is experiencing an increase in irregular migration from Africa, signaling the growth of new human smuggling networks and raising a number of questions for policymakers to…

EL SALVADOR / 4 APR 2016

Human Rights Watch has chronicled violent drivers of the continuing child migration crisis, as well as how the US government has stealthily outsourced to Mexico the job of returning…

DISPLACEMENT / 14 JAN 2016

The United States will increase the number of refugees it accepts who are fleeing rampant violence in Central America's Northern Triangle region, in recognition of the dangers migrants face both…

ARGENTINA / 7 DEC 2015

Seven Syrians traveling under Greek passports have been arrested in Argentina, underscoring the need to address human smuggling and the availability of illegal documentation.

GUATEMALA / 25 NOV 2015

Guatemala has passed tough new laws against smugglers in a bid to stem the flow of undocumented migrants to the United States. However, the legislation does little to address the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 10 NOV 2015

A new report suggests that Mexico's increased enforcement against migrants along its southern border has made migrants more vulnerable to violence. …

COLOMBIA / 13 MAY 2015

Colombian authorities have recently detained large groups of migrants originating from as far as Asia and Africa, highlighting shifting migration trends and underlining Colombia's strategic importance to these human smuggling…

CARIBBEAN / 29 APR 2015

The United States and the Bahamas have signed an agreement to facilitate combating transnational criminal activity on the islands, including the horrific crime of human trafficking. …

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