Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Human trafficking—or something that looks a lot like it—has been taking place in Hawaii – Quartz

SOURCE: Quartz

 It seems that Thailand and Hawaii have more in common than just being tourist paradises. Thailand is trying to get itself removed from the US human trafficking watch list, where it risks heavy sanctions if it doesn’t clean up its act. And American fruit giant Del Monte has just agreed to pay $1.2 million to a group of migrant workers—who are, ironically, Thais—in Hawaii, over some of the very same practices that have bedeviled Thailand.

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