All About Human Smuggling

EL SALVADOR / 15 OCT 2013

A Salvadoran man who sold illegal migrants to Mexico's criminal group, the Zetas, for $800 apiece has been sentenced to four years in jail, in a case that sheds lights…

ECUADOR / 11 OCT 2013

Police in Ecuador have dismantled a group that allegedly smuggled Nepalese and Bangladeshi migrants through Latin America into the United States, another example of the region's growing use as a…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 5 SEP 2013

Authorities in Uruguay have dismantled a network that smuggled Chinese migrants from Brazil to Argentina, highlighting the flow of migrants and human trafficking victims through the Southern Cone.

GUATEMALA / 15 AUG 2013

The head of passports in Guatemala's Department of Immigration has been arrested on people smuggling charges, highlighting Guatemala's role as a hub of illegal immigration and false documents.

COLOMBIA / 14 AUG 2013

Authorities in Colombia have broken up a human smuggling ring that transported Nepalese and Bangladeshi migrants into Central America, highlighting the apparent growth in illegal South Asian migrants passing through…

CARIBBEAN / 12 AUG 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have broken up a people smuggling ring that moved Cubans to Puerto Rico, highlighting how criminal groups are cashing in on new routes now taken…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 9 JUL 2013

Heightened border security measures under the Obama administration have reportedly prompted Mexico's human smugglers to charge high prices and switch to new tactics. …

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 21 MAY 2013

Migrants trying to illegally enter the United States through Mexico say that they face more danger from drug cartels than immigration enforcement, highlighting the scale to which criminal groups are…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 3 MAY 2013

Three hundred Central American migrants were attacked aboard a train in Veracruz, Mexico while en route to the United States, demonstrating once again the vulnerability of migrants traveling making the…

BRAZIL / 23 APR 2013

Brazilian authorities have raised the alarm about human smugglers taking advantage of the mass illegal immigration wave into the country's Amazon region.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 12 MAR 2013

Over 100 kidnapped Central American migrants were rescued in North Mexico, near the Texas border, in a case which highlights criminal groups' abuse of migrants, who make an easy target…

BRAZIL / 28 FEB 2013

Brazil has announced a three-year plan to combat human trafficking, including tougher border controls and a revision of the penal code, in a country where forced labor is believed to…

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