Two Bolivian girls rescued from human trafficking in Argentina

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

Two Bolivian girls were rescued by officials in Argentina after discovering they were the victims of human trafficking. One, who was forced to do menial jobs, was found in fragile health. She had been abused and subjected to violence. She was found inside a hospital in the Patagonia after an extensive search, El Siglo reports. The second victim, 13, was found in the Buenos Aires province with similar marks of abuse. In this case, she had reported the abuse to the authorities, leading to two arrests. Both girls were made to work in intense bondage without rest. They were not working in a brothel, the report states. The victims were promised they would receive study aid. Read Article

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