Repatriate sex trafficking victims in Argentina

Posted on August 9, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Human Smuggling, Latin America Womens Issues, Organized Crime, Paraguay, Peru

District attorney, Teresa Martínez, of Buenos Aires, is working today with authorities from Paraguay to repatriate 23 women that were rescued from a trafficking network outside of Buenos Aires over the weekend, according to The victims from Peru and Paraguay, ranging from 30 to younger than 18-years-old, arrived in Argentina hoping to find honest work and were forced into prostitution. Investigations into this network began after one woman escaped the brothel in Florencio Varela and informed police. After months of investigation, the national police raided the brothel. Prosecutors from Argentina and Paraguay are hoping to work together to disband the network and take its leaders to court. They have held the victims for questioning but hope to have them returned to their home countries within the month.
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