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GENDER AND CRIME / 5 AUG 2011

A Mexican task force for crimes against women is investigating the whereabouts of some 525 women and female adolescents in the country, many of whom are thought to be victims…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 29 JUL 2011

Mexico’s foremost human rights group has released a new report on human trafficking, naming close to half of the states and a handful of major cities as…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 25 JUL 2011

Mexico's government has claimed that more than 1,000 people were arrested in an operation against human trafficking in Ciudad Juarez, while the state's attorney general said the figure was only…

BOLIVIA / 14 JUL 2011

A Bolivian official has highlighted the problem of human trafficking in his country, saying that thousands of children are sold to traffickers each year and sent to Argentina.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 30 JUN 2011

A new report by the U.S. government criticizes Venezuela for failing to enforce existing anti-human trafficking laws. But it's worth noting that poverty and unemployment may be contributing to the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 JUN 2011

U.S. officials said that illegal tunnels running under the border with Mexico are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated.

EL SALVADOR / 23 MAY 2011

A rise in brutal killings of women, known as “femicides,” in El Salvador can be blamed on various factors, from gender inequality to organized crime to a society hollowed out…

EL CHAPO / 20 MAY 2011

U.S. authorities announced the break up of an Arizona gang said to be working for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, though how far this will really be a blow for…

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 20 MAY 2011

Increasing numbers of people from Asia and Africa are seeking to enter the U.S. illegally over the Mexican border. Analysts have started to map the routes these migrants take,…

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…

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…

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…

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