Women from Venezuela being trafficked to Guyana for mining labor, prostitution

Posted on August 21, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Guyana, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling, Venezuela

A Guyana’s NGO denounced that Venezuelan women are trafficked to work in mines and to engage in prostitution near Cuyuni River (in the disputed area, on the border with southern Bolivar state).
The president of Guyana Women Mining Organization (GWMO) Simona Broomes denounced the case in the Guyanese newspaper Stabroeknews, and she also asked the authorities to address the situation. Broomes said that she testified the “difficult situation” of these Venezuelan women, and described it as a “big problem.” She said that she denounced the situation to the Guyana’s Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Jennifer Webster, and the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud. Read Article

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