Increased human trafficking in Mexico

Posted on September 26, 2011 • Filed under: Border Issues, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling, Mexico, Organized Crime

Mexico ranks second in Latin American, after Brazil, as the country with the largest number of children sexually exploited and second in the world, after Thailand, in regards to most victims sent to the United States, El Occidental reports. According to a report by the Centre Against Trafficking, the worsening of poverty, unemployment, health, education, and the violation of economic, social, cultural and environmental rights are the main causes of the increased in trafficking. The Centre claims that this situation is compounded by the complexities posed by the globalization of organized crime which affects the weakening of institutions that fail to stop it. Read Article

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