Brazil: Report Suggests that Ignoring Human Trafficking Favors Its Survival

Posted on March 18, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Organized Crime

On March 16, 2013, A Tarde reported about the nature of reporting a crime involving human trafficking. A state attorney from Bahia, Vladimir Aras, said that a strong majority of victims do not report human trafficking crimes to authorities because they are afraid of the threats that they receive.  Moreover, according to Adriano Figueiredo, head of the federal Human Trafficking Investigative Unit (NETP), said that many women involved in trafficking come back to Brazil and encounter conditions that force them back into the problems they had before they became victims.  All those interviewed stressed the importance of encouraging victims to come forward, for that is the only way to catch many of those responsible for the crime.  Read Article

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