All About Human Trafficking

GENDER AND CRIME / 21 APR 2011

While focus continues on the dangers to migrants traveling north in Mexico, a new phenomenon appeared in the south: forced prostitution of young migrant women. The culprits, however, may be…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 20 APR 2011

Authorities have arrested 55 suspects, including 16 police, for participating in the murders of at least 217 people located in dozens of mass graves in the northern border…

CARIBBEAN / 6 APR 2011

The United Nations mission in Haiti told Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a memo that it had seen a rise in child trafficking in Haiti since last year's devastating earthquake.

COLOMBIA / 22 MAR 2011

With an estimated 35,000 sexually exploited minors in Colombia, child prostitution is a widespread and lucrative industry. And, as symbolized by the sentencing last year of an Italian pedophile, the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 21 FEB 2011

According to testimony given before United States Congress, the Border Patrol says that just fifteen percent of the U.S.-Mexico border is under tight control. The bulked-up security measures along the southwest…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 15 FEB 2011

Peruvian NGO Capital Humano y Social Alternativo reported on new strategies employed by Peru’s human traffickers, a sign of the rapid development of this criminal enterprise in Latin…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 FEB 2011

Global Financial Integrity, a branch of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for International Policy, released a new report today entitled "Transnational Crime in the Developing…

HONDURAS / 8 FEB 2011

Honduras, a longtime source of victims for human traffickers seeking to exploit women and children from rural areas, is seeing an increase in trafficking in urban areas, as criminal enterprises…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 12 JAN 2011

An anti-human trafficking coalition identified a number of possible prostitution recruitment centers throughout Ciudad Juarez this week, prompting the Chihuahua State Attorney General’s office to launch its first-ever investigation of…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 10 DEC 2010

A Mexican NGO estimates that there are around 50,000 child abductees in Mexico today. According to Guillermo Gutiérrez Romero, the president of Mexico’s Association of Missing and Stolen Children, the majority…

ARGENTINA / 3 DEC 2010

Argentina has become a hub for human  traffickers in the region, with over 700 women from all over the world forced into sexual slavery over the past year and a…

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2010

In a cable sent to the US Embassy in Asunción, released by WikiLeaks, US officials outline the "need" to obtain information about Islamic militant activity, its connections to organized crime…

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