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Authorities Detain 43 Migrants in Mexico

Mexican police detained 43 undocumented migrants and six people who were holding them at a home in the city of Ecatepec, the Mexico state Attorney General's Office said Friday. continue reading »

Border Protection Officers Thwart Infant Smuggling Attempt in Texas

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Mission, Texas allegedly attempting to smuggle an infant into the United States this weekend. continue reading »

Mexican Man in Maryland Pleads Guilty to Transporting Women for Sex

An illegal alien from Mexico pleaded guilty to transporting individuals to engage in prostitution, which carries a maximum of five years in prison. The case was investigated by U.S. continue reading »

Former Massage Parlor Owner Gets Life for Trafficking Undocumented Female Migrants & Abuse

Alex Campbell, 45, of Glenview, Ill., a former northwest suburban massage parlor owner was sentenced today to life in federal prison for various crimes including sex-trafficking, forced labor continue reading »

Without Sin, A Novel

500 Brazilians Have Fallen Prey to Human Trafficking Since 2005

Some 500 Brazilians have been the victims of people trafficking networks since 2005 and the main destinations of these criminal groups operating in the country are The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Ministry. continue reading »

77 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued by Mexican Soldiers

Army troops rescued 77 illegal immigrants who were being held captive at a house in Reynosa, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, and arrested two people for violating federal laws, the press reported. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Mexican Cartels (Sinaloa vs Los Zetas)

Currently, the Sinaloa and Los Zetas Cartels are in a war, forcing other cartels to take sides and new alliances are forming. Unfortunately, 60,000 people have died since President Calderón (PAN) declared war on drug traffickers in 2006. Hispanically Speaking News does a side-by-side comparison of Mexico's most ruthless cartels, Sinaloa and Los Zetas. continue reading »

What Should Be Done When a U.S. Citizen Suspects a Case of Human Trafficking?

This year marks the century-and-a-half anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln set the date of freedom for the nation’s 3 million slaves. “As many of us know, slavery did not die when America abolished it in the 1800s,” says Lucia Mann, author of Rented continue reading »

Mexican Actress Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking in LatAm

Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is joining forces with Latin American organizations to fight people trafficking in the region via a documentary that will be shown as a series of spots in theaters and aired on MTV Latinoamerica. continue reading »

Two Guatemalan Women Sentenced to 9 Years Each for Human Trafficking

Two Guatemalan women have been sentenced to nine-year prison terms by a Mexican court in a case involving eight children, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Meet for Binational Summit on Human Trafficking

More than 100 representatives from the government and private sectors, including high-level law enforcement representatives from the U.S. and Mexico, convened in Los Angeles Thursday for a bination continue reading »

3 Mexican Brothers Sentenced for Running Prostitution Ring in U.S.

Three Mexican brothers were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to operate an interstate prostitution ring that relied on women who were smuggled in from Mexico and Central America and coerced into working for the trio. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Guilty of Running Both Maid Service and Brothel with Undocumented Women

Luiz M. Gutierrez, 56, of Marietta, pleaded guilty today in federal district court to conspiracy to entice individuals to cross state lines to engage in prostitution and to encourage and induce aliens to reside unlawfully in the United States. continue reading »

Guilty Pleas for Smugglers Trafficking Mexican Women to Work in Houston Bars

The last person in a 10‐defendant indictment has pleaded guilty for his role in an organization involved in the trafficking of Mexican females for compelled service at Houston area bars and restaurants through force, fraud, and coercion, continue reading »

Mexico No. 2 Producer of Child Porn, Lawmakers Say

Mexico is the world's No. 2 producer of child pornography and is classified as a source, transit and destination country for people traffickers involved in sexual exploitation, lawmakers said. Child pornography is the No. 2 illegal business, trailing only drug trafficking, and generates $42 billion annually, Special Committee to Fight People Trafficking chairwoman Rosi Orozco said. continue reading »

Secretary Janet Napolitano Participates in Human Trafficking Roundtable

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met with public and private sector representatives for a roundtable discussion at the White House to discuss the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking continue reading »

Ricky Martin Meets with Uruguayan President to Discuss Child Trafficking Issues

This week Ricky Martin met with Uruguay’s President, Jose Mujica wearing his child-advocacy hat to promote awareness of child slavery and children in the sex trade. The Puerto Rican singer was in the country as part of his ‘Musica+Alma+Sexo” 2011 tour. From here the singer is heading to Argentina, the longest leg of his tour, for 7 days of performances. The Ricky Martin Foundation advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas of social justice, education and health while its principal mission to bring attention to trafficking of children. continue reading »

Two Mexican Men Charged with Smuggling 213 Central Americans into Mexico

A Mexican Court on Friday charged 2 men in Chiapas with smuggling 213 undocumented immigrants from Central America to Mexico. The hundreds of illegal immigrants who were crammed inside a truck were described as being dehydrated and hungry. The truck was found near Mexico's southern border, prosecutors said. continue reading »

Convictions Obtained for Men that Trafficked and Victimized Undocumented Immigrant Women

After a four-week trial, a federal jury in Central Islip, New York, today found Antonio Rivera and Jason Villaman guilty of conspiracy, sex trafficking, forced labor, alien harboring, and alien transportation. continue reading »