Need to combat human trafficking in Guatemala – opinion

Posted on July 21, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Guatemala, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling

Guatemala presents a chilling number of 15,000 cases a year of human trafficking, which affects children and adolescents, especially women, who are used for sexual exploitation and child pornography, a serious problem that is urgent that the security forces and the system justice in our country fight it head on.

The current government, through the Deputy Roxana Baldetti, announced yesterday as part of the Interagency Commission against Trafficking in Persons, the contribution of five million quetzals for the creation of two courts and an office specializing in the investigation of these cases, to start with the eradication of organized groups engaged in such crimes. Read Article

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