All About Human Trafficking

CARIBBEAN / 29 APR 2015

The United States and the Bahamas have signed an agreement to facilitate combating transnational criminal activity on the islands, including the horrific crime of human trafficking. …

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 2 DEC 2014

The majority of countries in the Western Hemisphere now have anti-human trafficking laws compliant with UN standards. But better laws mean little without more convictions for this crime.

BRAZIL / 28 NOV 2014

The Global Slavery Index has identified Mexico, Haiti, and Brazil as the countries with the highest number of people subjected to modern slavery in the Americas, partly due to the…

BOLIVIA / 20 OCT 2014

For the second time in less than a week, a group of Bolivians living in slave-like conditions has been rescued by police in São Paulo, highlighting both Brazil's status as…

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 OCT 2014

Authorities in Honduras have dismantled a network that prostituted underage girls, in a case where the security forces not only protected the criminal operations, but were also clients.

COLOMBIA / 15 OCT 2014

Authorities in Colombia have dismantled three child prostitution rings -- including one allegedly involving a beauty queen -- highlighting a widespread problem with child sex tourism and the links between…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 26 SEP 2014

Peru has announced plans to hire four special prosecutors to investigate cases of human trafficking, a crime concentrated in regions with high levels of tourism or illegal gold mining.

BOLIVIA / 19 SEP 2014

Authorities in Bolivia have identified a network of Peruvian coyotes dedicated to smuggling Dominicans into Chile, highlighting how economic changes have spurred the development of new migration patterns and accompanying…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 31 JUL 2014

Authorities in Mexico have uncovered a web of human trafficking alliances stretching across 17 states and involving groups from the biggest cartels down to family-run crime clans, in an illustration…

ECUADOR / 11 JUL 2014

Authorities in Ecuador estimate 3,000 people are victims of human trafficking in the country every year, a number that underscores the country's serious problem with migrant smuggling and exploitation facilitated…

CHILE / 24 JUN 2014

The US State Department has lauded efforts to combat human trafficking in Chile and Honduras -- two countries that face vastly different security challenges but that have come to similar conclusions…

COLOMBIA / 23 JUN 2014

Both Colombia and Venezuela have dropped down a category in the US State Department's most recent human trafficking report, as the region continues to struggle to find effective ways to…

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