Human Trafficking

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:50
There are more laws on the book than ever in Latin America criminalizing human trafficking, but these laws rarely lead to prosecutions or convictions, according to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 06:53
Global Slavery Index study says Mauritania is biggest offender while India has the highest number of modern-day slaves.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:41
Egypt's state news agency is reporting that a naval patrol near one of the country's Mediterranean ports has come under attack from three boats, prompting an exchange of fire that wounded no sailors.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 06:58
During the summer of 2014, massive flows of Central American migrants – many unaccompanied children – flooded the southwestern border of the United States. While tens of thousands of migrants have been fleeing violence and poverty in search of new opportunities in the U.S., other migrants from Africa and Asia have been traveling alongside their Central American counterparts for decades.
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 07:05
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.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:49
Sexual and labor exploitation are the top two drivers of human trafficking in Costa Rica this year, but organ trafficking continues to concern authorities, according to Immigration Administration Director Kathya Rodriguez. The director said officials have opened investigations into five cases of human trafficking in Costa Rica so far this year. Rodriguez’s comments came during the opening event of a two-day conference on human trafficking in Central America hosted in San José on Tuesday.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 06:19
Los coyotes operan a lo largo de toda Centroamérica y no solo para llevar personas indocumentadas de Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua o Costa Rica hacia Estados Unidos Hay coyotes que trasladan a inmigrantes ilegales nicaragüenses a Costa Rica y Panamá, para insertarlos en la industria de la construcción o en tareas agrícolas, pero también en la servidumbre doméstica o labores de vigilancia
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 14:00

This week the U.S. Department of State released the 2014 Trafficking in Persons report and allocated an additional $51 million towards humanitarian relief to the Central African Republic. Read more on these stories and other news highlights from the African region below. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 07:11
Kazakhstan is a destination and, to a lesser extent, a source and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, this is said in the U.S. State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 09:25
The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report placed Uzbekistan in the lowest category, Tier 3 in 2013, and maintained the placement in this year’s report. Tier 3 is reserved for governments that do not comply with minimum standards to combat human trafficking and fail to take adequate steps to address the problem, and it carries the possibility of sanctions.