All About Human Trafficking

BRAZIL / 23 JUN 2014

One of Brazil's largest construction companies has been accused of human trafficking and keeping workers in slave-like conditions, underscoring the pervasiveness of labor abuses among Brazilian companies. …

GENDER AND CRIME / 28 MAY 2014

Authorities in Providence, Rhode Island have dismantled four residential brothels this year, shedding light on the receiving end of Latin America's lucrative sex trade, which receives comparatively little…

DISPLACEMENT / 22 MAY 2014

The United States is seeing a flood of migrants -- many of them unaccompanied children -- from Central America, despite economic conditions leading to lower migration in the region as…

COSTA RICA / 7 MAY 2014

An investigation into organ trafficking has seen experts refute the feasibility of organ theft, though this does not discount the possibility of Latin American organized crime's involvement in trafficking.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 6 MAY 2014

Every 30 seconds, the criminal industry of human trafficking makes more than $30,000. That statistic, calculated from estimates by the International Labor Organization, reveals the size and international scope of…

BOLIVIA / 24 APR 2014

Police in Bolivia have broken up 10 family-based "clans" in recent years that were dedicated to luring unwitting workers into forced labor, in a sign of the country's increasing use…

ARGENTINA / 9 APR 2014

Ten people have been convicted in an iconic human trafficking case in Argentina that first put a human face to the widespread crime and now has struck a blow against…

BOLIVIA / 4 APR 2014

In 2013, the number of human trafficking cases reported in Bolivia was more than 10 times higher than nine years ago, raising questions as to whether this represents a growth…

BRAZIL / 13 MAR 2014

Authorities in Brazil have rescued 17 Peruvians from slave-like conditions in a textile workshop in São Paulo, leading officials to warn Peru may become the country's next major source of…

GENDER AND CRIME / 5 MAR 2014

Mexico's Attorney General's Office has warned of rising incidences of human trafficking in the central state of Tlaxcala, a trade which is dominated at the local level by family-run groups,…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 12 FEB 2014

A four-year analysis of human trafficking in Mexico by the National Citizen Observatory has found persistently high levels of impunity for the crime, demonstrating how incomplete and contradictory official information…

GOLD / 9 FEB 2014

Slave-like conditions, frequent accidents, disease and sexual exploitation are a normal part of the illegal gold mining trade in Peru, a gripping report by a watchdog group reveals.

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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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