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Insight Crime: Nearly 50 Groups Active in Human Trafficking in Mexico

Written by Parker Asmann

Insight Crime: Nearly 50 Groups Active in Human Trafficking in Mexico

A recent report offers new insight into human trafficking in Mexico, and reinforces concerns about the role of organized groups in this criminal industry.

InSight Crime: Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Past Failures of Militarization

InSight Crime: Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Past Failures of Militarization

Brazil's defense minister has announced a new phase of security operations in Rio de Janeiro that will involve a massive military deployment, a strategy often used throughout Latin America that has repeatedly failed to produce long-term improvements.

GLO.ACT: Special Edition Newsletter

Written by GLO.ACT of UNODC

GLO.ACT: Special Edition Newsletter

GLO.ACT works with 13 countries to plan and implement strategic national counter-trafficking and counter smuggling efforts through a prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships approach. We believe such an approach is best suited when addressing not only weaknesses in any criminal justice system but also when ensuring that adequate assistance and support programmes are put in place for victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants.

PADF: Bolivian Community Defenders Curb Human Trafficking

PADF: Bolivian Community Defenders Curb Human Trafficking

PADF is working with local nonprofit Fundación Construir to implement a project in Bolivia that combats human trafficking in rural areas of the country, where most trafficking crimes occur and go unreported. We are training a team of rural indigenous women as Community Defenders to educate, advocate and coordinate anti-trafficking actions and encourage cooperation between government agencies.

InSight Crime: Human Trafficking Network Dismantled in Panama

Written by Parker Asmann

InSight Crime: Human Trafficking Network Dismantled in Panama

A Panama court has convicted and sentenced three members of a Nicaraguan-led human trafficking network focused on exploiting people for manual labor, a promising sign for a region still struggling to combat the illicit industry.

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