Quintana Roo, Mexico: State Government Doing Little to Address Human Trafficking

Posted on August 7, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, Politics

On August 5, 2013 Noticaribe News reported that the state of Quintana Roo, with two of the top tourist destinations in Latin America (Cancún and the Riviera Maya), has been identified as a hot spot for human trafficking in Mexico. However, the government of Quintana Roo so far seems to be doing little to address the problem of trafficking within the state. According to statistics from the State Attorney General, between 2008 and 2012 there have been only 11 cases of human trafficking reported in Quintana Roo.

A few weeks ago, sex trafficking victim “Karina” revealed to the media how she had been trafficked from Cancún to Mexico City, where she was forced to work for several years as a prostitute at the “Cadillac” strip club. Read Article

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