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Monday, April 21, 2014

Carter Decries Abuse of Girls in India

Source: VOA

 — A 2013 State Department report on human trafficking says there are 26 million people around the world who are victims of modern day slavery, many of them young girls.  The problem is a growing concern, particularly in India. In a recent interview with VOA, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talked about the problem, which is addressed in his new book A Call to Action.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

From Buenos Aires to World: Pope Shines Spotlight on Trafficking | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com

Source: HispanicallySpeakingNews.com


As Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future pope dragged the hidden problem of human slavery into broad daylight.


He held annual open-air Masses in the city’s Constitution Square for
and with victims of human trafficking—many of them children accompanied
by their enormous burlap sacks stuffed with recyclable cardboard.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

States working to toughen laws against sex trafficking | SeacoastOnline.com

Source:  SeacoastOnline.com


In the small town of Sydney, Maine, population 4,200, a father and son were arrested Thursday on charges of sex trafficking for running a brothel out of their home with half a dozen women. That same day, two people in Litchfield, Maine, population 3,600, were arrested on the same charges for conducting a similar operation at their mobile home.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Burma: Trafficking worsens with war's return | Green Left Weekly

Source:  Green Left Weekly

 
Je yang camp, located a 30 minutes drive on often unpaved or rocky road from Laiza, the capital of rebels in Kachin State in northern Burma, accommodates about 8000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The wild landscape around the camp suggests the scenery would have been far more stunning without the presence of humans.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Special Report - Flaws found in Thailand's human-trafficking crackdown - swissinfo.ch

Source:  swissinfo.ch



By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Amy Sawitta Lefevre

SATUN, Thailand (Reuters) - After a two-hour trek through swamp and jungle, Police Major
General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot halts in a trash-strewn clearing near
Thailand's remote border with Malaysia.

"This is it," he says, surveying the remains of a deserted camp on a hillside pressed flat by the weight of human bodies.


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