All About Human Trafficking

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 28 FEB 2012

The case of a Mexican organization which allegedly paid mothers to put their children up for adoption has highlighted the fine line between adoption and child trafficking, and suggests that…

ARGENTINA / 17 FEB 2012

A case involving a woman's search for her daughter, believed to have been kidnapped by a human trafficking ring 10 years ago, has gripped Argentina, shedding light on how the…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 16 FEB 2012

Officials have dismantled a sex trafficking ring in central Mexico which reportedly smuggled teenage girls to the US, where they were forced to work as prostitutes.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 13 FEB 2012

The UNODC report focuses on the close interrelation between corruption and human trafficking, critiquing existing international legal instruments that deal only indirectly with this problem, and providing recommendations on how…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 1 FEB 2012

US intelligence chief James Clapper declared before a Senate committee that transnational criminal organizations, particularly those from Latin America, were an "abiding threat to US economic and national security interests."…

GUATEMALA / 15 JAN 2012

The arrest of six women in Mexico over an alleged child trafficking ring is a reminder of the potential for organized criminal groups to get involved in the adoption business…

GENDER AND CRIME / 13 DEC 2011

Media representations of women caught up Mexico’s drug conflict are often two-dimensional, resorting to the dichotomy of portraying women either as helpless victims or powerful “drug queens.”…

EL SALVADOR / 8 DEC 2011

Guatemala has announced the dismantling of an international human trafficking ring that lured young Guatemalan women to Jordan, where they were forced to work in prostitution.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 2 DEC 2011

The number of bodies dug up from hidden graves in Mexico has been rising steadily over the past four years, according to the country's main human rights watchdog group, with…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 30 NOV 2011

An Argentine man, arrested in Paraguay for allegedly running an international sex trafficking ring, is also suspected of involvement in a drug smuggling network that supplied cocaine to Europe.

EXTORTION / 23 NOV 2011

By 2040 Mexico can expect to see a decimated drug export industry but a flourishing domestic drug market, while the rise in electronic money and decline in cash will hit…

HONDURAS / 17 NOV 2011

Authorities in Honduras say they are investigating a criminal network involved in the exploitation of women and young girls, with evidence suggesting the group trafficked victims abroad using false documentation.

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