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HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 15 NOV 2011

A new report suggests that human trafficking was the second most profitable criminal activity after drug trafficking worldwide last year.

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 17 OCT 2011

The Mexican army rescued 61 men who were allegedly being held as forced labor for the Zetas drug gang in Piedras Negras, a city bordering Texas in the northern state…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 4 OCT 2011

Peruvian authorities rescued at least 234 women, many of whom had reportedly been trafficked, from brothels in the remote region of Madre de Dios, on the southeastern border with Brazil…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 21 SEP 2011

In an effort to prevent criminals from using their newspapers to promote the services of women who have been trafficked and forced into prostitution, two of Mexico’s largest publishing groups…

COSTA RICA / 20 SEP 2011

Sex trafficking is a common criminal activity in Central America and Mexico, but the business has different manifestations across the region depending on local dynamics. …

ARGENTINA / 20 SEP 2011

More than 1,300 labor and sex trafficking victims rescued in Argentina since 2008 are foreign nationals, according to statistics released by the government.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 12 SEP 2011

A Mexican judge handed out lengthy prison sentences to a couple at the head of a human trafficking network that sexually exploited women and minors, signaling greater attention to a…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 7 SEP 2011

Mexican police reported finding an underground tunnel used to smuggle migrants into the U.S., suggesting that criminal organizations are finding new uses for these "narco-tunnels," which are normally used to…

GENDER AND CRIME / 5 SEP 2011

Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S. have been displaced by violence, often linked to organized crime, with Mexican women targeted by sex traffickers, gender-based killings, and often recruited…

COLOMBIA / 30 AUG 2011

The number of missing people registered in Colombia has reached 61,604, according to figures from the country's ombudsman.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 AUG 2011

The U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy's strategy for managing the threat posed by Mexican organized crime along the Southwest border. The document sets out 10 objectives, with the…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 22 AUG 2011

According to a Mexican non-profit organization, the Attorney General's Office has registered 75,000 minors as missing since 2006, many of them likely sold to sex trafficking rings.

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