Human trafficking networks cover six countries; Reports of electric torture in Bolivia

Posted on August 7, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Crime, Human Smuggling, Organized Crime, Social Issues

Networks of human trafficking appear to operate in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Spain and the United States, according to Opinion. They recruit by using publications in the media, in social networks, employment agencies, with advertisements, or by kidnapping and abduction. Among the uses of trafficked persons, who are mostly women and girls, are labor exploitation, sexual exploitation, trafficking in organs, child pornography, and slavery. In a particular case in El Alto, Bolivia girls were hidden in a shed and fed only bread and water. They had been convinced they were to receive a high-salaried job. Another case in Cochabamba involved victims that were tortured with electric shocks and beaten. Read Article

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