Mexico: trafficking for purposes of sexual exploitation widespread across country

Posted on September 3, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Latin America Womens Issues, Mexico, Social Issues

According to, a recent conference in Mexico reported increased trafficking with the arrival of soldiers and federal police to Ciudad Juarez, forced and child prostitution in the tourism sector, in places like Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya, the transfer of women victims of trafficking in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, on condition of captivity, the abduction of women migrants in Chiapas who are forced into prostitution, the exploitation of narco minors as mules, falcons and sex slaves in Monterrey, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla and northern Coahuila, among other places, sexual exploitation in the alley Coahuila, Tijuana, where girls of 12 are prostituted, network operators (pimps) who was born in Tlaxcala, among other many cases , were exposed in the “Days of discussion with civil society and professional experts under the National Assessment on the Situation of Human Trafficking in Mexico.” Read Article

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