All About Human Smuggling

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 23 JUL 2014

A US operation targeting human smugglers does not address the underlying factors driving a wave of Central American child migrants across the US border, and could increase the risks facing…

GUATEMALA / 17 JUL 2014

Guatemala's Congress is analyzing an initiative to target the human smugglers known as "coyotes," as political pressure in the region builds to tackle the unprecedented numbers of child migrants trying…

EL SALVADOR / 16 JUL 2014

The United States estimates that 60,000 children from Central America's Northern Triangle countries will enter the country without legal papers this year. US President Barack Obama has declared a crisis…

ECUADOR / 11 JUL 2014

Authorities in Ecuador estimate 3,000 people are victims of human trafficking in the country every year, a number that underscores the country's serious problem with migrant smuggling and exploitation facilitated…

HONDURAS / 2 JUL 2014

Honduras has created a new National Migration Institute after firing all personnel from the directorate formerly in charge of migratory affairs for allegedly facilitating human trafficking, showing unusual government resolve…

BRAZIL / 20 JUN 2014

Authorities in Peru have identified seven human trafficking groups responsible for smuggling undocumented migrants through the country and into Brazil, highlighting how the emergence of new migration patterns leads to…

EL SALVADOR GANG TRUCE / 2 JUN 2014

In the aftermath of the collapse of El Salvador's gang truce, authorities have said the MS13 gang is deepening its hold on illegal migration routes in Mexico, a possible sign…

BRAZIL / 27 MAY 2014

A newspaper investigation has shed light on the role "coyotes" and corrupt Peruvian police play in a trade that sees thousands of migrants from Haiti illegally smuggled into Brazil via…

EL SALVADOR / 1 MAY 2014

Why did the Zetas, in two massacres, murder 268 people, the majority Central American, Mexican and South American migrants? The history of some of the Salvadorans who died in these…

CUBA / 21 APR 2014

The tale of a runaway Cuban baseball player illustrates a human smuggling route from the Communist island to the US, and how Mexico's brutal Zetas may profit from the trade.

BRAZIL / 21 MAR 2014

Peru has announced measures to combat human smuggling networks that facilitate illegal migration from Haiti to Brazil, highlighting the country's role in a trade that capitalizes on the…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 21 MAR 2014

US authorities have discovered a home in Texas where human smugglers were keeping over 100 undocumented migrants against their will, providing a high-profile example of how organized crime manifests itself…

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