Peru: Group of Indigenous Ashaninka and Machiguenga rescued in human trafficking ring reported the Peruvian authorities rescued eight indigenous people, among those who had an 8-month-old baby, from falling into an alleged network of human trafficking when they were transported to the region of Madre de Dios, in the South of the country, said today in a statement the decentralized direction of culture of Cuzco. The Indians were abandoned Friday by the promoter of the group, identified as Antonio Guillén, who went on the run when agents of the national police of Peru (PNP) and the public prosecutor’s Office in Mazuco, intercepted them on the territorial border between the regions of Cuzco and Madre de Dios. According to anthropologist William Pino, Deputy Director of the Ministry of culture in Cuzco interculturality, eight native traveled cheated under the guise of working as security guards in a natural area of forest protected in Madre de Dios. Read Article

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