All About Human Smuggling

ECUADOR / 15 JAN 2014

Investigations into a group offering fraudulent documents to migrants in Ecuador has revealed the increasing sophistication, international connections and corruption of state institutions by human smuggling organizations, operating in a…

BRAZIL / 10 DEC 2013

Indigenous communities in the state of Acre in northwest Brazil's Amazon region are facing growing threats from cocaine trafficking, as criminals up their activity in the country's remote jungle regions bordering…

GULF CARTEL / 20 NOV 2013

US government documents obtained by a Washington DC-based non-governmental organization shed some light on one of the darkest periods in recent Mexican history: the multiple massacres of migrants between August…

ECUADOR / 28 OCT 2013

Ecuador has increased the legal penalties for loan sharks in an attempt to crack down on the exploitation that is a key part of the human smuggling and trafficking…

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…

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