All About Human Smuggling

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 12 MAY 2011

A group of Central American migrants who fell victim to a kidnapping scheme in northern Mexico has accused immigration officials in the country of handing them over to drug gangs.

EL SALVADOR / 9 MAY 2011

The recent U.S. arrest of two suspected Mara Salvatrucha (MS -13) gang members who had kidnapped a group of illegal immigrants reveals a new threat along the already perilous trail…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 5 MAY 2011

U.S. authorities have broken up a ring that trafficked women from Latin America and forced them to work in brothels, reports El Nuevo Heraldo. Nineteen people were arrested…

COLOMBIA / 5 MAY 2011

The arrest of an alleged cousin of Osama bin Laden, accused of running a human trafficking ring in Ecuador, is another sign of how lax visa policies have fed the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 27 APR 2011

The body count from two areas of mass graves in Mexico had grown to 279, the government announced. In Tamaulipas, forensics had pulled 183 bodies from the mass…

HONDURAS / 22 APR 2011

Sixteen national congressmen in Honduras are drug traffickers, according to a former security advisor for the Honduran government quoted in McClatchy's dark account of drug trafficking in that…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 21 APR 2011

Mexican federal police said they rescued 68 migrants being held for ransom in the border city of Reynosa. The two hostage-takers under arrest are allegedly members of the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 18 APR 2011

Authorities this weekend captured Martin Omar Estrada Luna, alias “El Kilo,” who answered to the top levels of the Zetas criminal organization. But does Mexico even care?…

ECUADOR / 7 APR 2011

After Ecuador's sudden dismissal of U.S. ambassador in Quito, something of a diplomatic crisis has developed between the two countries. A careful analysis of the leaked diplomatic cable sheds light…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 30 MAR 2011

In an indicator of the difficulties often faced by Central American migrants, three Mexican customs officers were suspended after a video surfaced in which one of them appeared to chase…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 MAR 2011

Smuggling migrants into the United States is now more profitable than smuggling drugs, according to a representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The pull of…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 MAR 2011

The San Antonio Express News reports that a Somalian, once based in Mexico, is suspected of smuggling members of an East African terrorist cell into the United States,…

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