U.S. State Department Assessment on Brazil’s Effort to Combat Human Trafficking

Posted on June 20, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Human Smuggling, United States

Terra reported on June 19, 2013 that an assessment report by the U.S. State Department announced that although Brazil does not abide by the minimum standards necessary to combat human trafficking, it is making effort for improvement. The U.S. State Department claims that Brazilian law to prohibit trafficking is vaguely defined. Aside from human trafficking, forced labor has become a serious issue of concern; mainly in the northeast. A U.S. $2.9 million Brazilian government plan will create new agencies and train employees to help combat trafficking. Read Article

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