Mexico City, Mexico: High Percentage of Trafficking Victims are Indigenous Children

Posted on August 11, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Mexico, Politics

On August 8, 2013 Página Ciudadana Noticias reported that during the recent International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Rep. Miriam Saldaña spoke on the necessity to strengthen policies to improve the lives of Mexico’s indigenous peoples, as they continue to live in deplorable conditions of discrimination, social exclusion, marginalization, poverty, labor exploitation and sexual exploitation.
According to, Rep. Saldaña, 7,400 indigenous people move to Mexico City on average each year. This includes a large number of children who become victims of labor and sexual exploitation after being either sold by their families or coerced through force or fraud.
In the Merced area of Mexico City alone, nine out of ten females engaged in prostitution are indigenous minors originating from extremely poor indigenous communities of Guerrero, Chiapas, Puebla, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala and Veracruz. Read Article

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