All About Human Trafficking

COSTA RICA / 11 FEB 2016

A major organ trafficking case heading to trial in Costa Rica could reveal new details about the Central American country's role in the international illicit organ trade.

ARGENTINA / 8 FEB 2016

Argentine prosecutors are pursuing money laundering investigations into alleged human trafficking organizations suspected of hiding millions of dollars in illicit profits. …

GUATEMALA / 25 JAN 2016

Three of four defendants accused of luring Guatemalan teens to work at an Ohio farm in slave conditions have pled guilty in a case highlighting how human traffickers can take…

CHILE / 28 DEC 2015

A new barrier to Latin American integration has emerged in northern Chile. People who wish to reach this southern nation are increasingly confronted by xenophobia, abuse of authority and a…

ARGENTINA / 7 DEC 2015

Seven Syrians traveling under Greek passports have been arrested in Argentina, underscoring the need to address human smuggling and the availability of illegal documentation.

GUATEMALA / 25 NOV 2015

Guatemala has passed tough new laws against smugglers in a bid to stem the flow of undocumented migrants to the United States. However, the legislation does little to address the…

ARGENTINA / 14 AUG 2015

Japanese crime families operate throughout much of the island nation. But some mobsters have transplanted to Latin American nations like Argentina, where they continue to carry out the criminal…

BRAZIL / 5 AUG 2015

An investigation into the trafficking of Chinese workers to Brazil has uncovered evidence that Brazilian immigration authorities were involved, highlighting the key role that official corruption plays in enabling such…

EL SALVADOR / 22 JUL 2015

Social workers and police officers in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia (DC) have detected at least nine child prostitution rings since 2009. Most of these networks --…

EL SALVADOR / 5 JUN 2015

The number of successful convictions for human trafficking in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador is miniscule. These countries have made advances in the war against this crime, but judging from…

EL SALVADOR / 4 JUN 2015

With thousands of victims and just a few convictions, the nations that make up Central America's Northern Triangle region have yet to prove that crime doesn't pay when it comes…

COLOMBIA / 13 MAY 2015

Colombian authorities have recently detained large groups of migrants originating from as far as Asia and Africa, highlighting shifting migration trends and underlining Colombia's strategic importance to these human smuggling…

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At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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InSight Crime is readying its newest class of interns – from universities in Europe and the Americas – to begin investigative work on a number of high-impact projects. For the…

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