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Mexico to propose new human trafficking law
Under this new law, sex workers would no longer be criminalized and perhaps receive protection
U.S.-bound migrants reactivate dangerous Mexican sea routes
The highly dangerous sea route by the shores of Chiapas and Oaxaca is being used by migrants as an alternative to reach the U.S. due to the National Guard’s deployment in Mexico’s southern border to stem migrant flow and the impossibility to climb “La Bestia”
Mexico ranks first on organized crime
The Organized Crime Index Africa 2019 includes human and arms trafficking, human smuggling, and flora and fauna crimes in which Mexico is ranked over other 64 countries on civil war or with serious security threats
Forced prostitution and human trafficking in Mexico
Violence against women, femicide, and rape have increased in the last decades
Judge fines prosecutors in child rape case against La Luz del Mundo leader
On Thursday, a Los Angeles judge sanctioned two prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence in the case of Joaquín Naasón García, a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking
Mexico’s successful crackdown on migration
Mexico has deployed more than 25,000 National Guard militarized police along its borders and stepped up raids on people traffickers
Governor says his administration detected child trafficking cases in Puebla
Journalist Lydia Cacho published a book that unveiled a sex trafficking ring in Puebla
Mexican artists and curator protest against censorship at the Aichi Triennale
The relation between Japan and South Korea has turned sour in recent months
Escorts murders linked to human trafficking mafias
In the first semester of 2019, there have been four femicides of South American escorts and models, revealing conflicts between Colombian and Venezuelan traffickers in Mexico
Over 4,000 Mexican minors involved in organized crime
The lack of education and job opportunities, as well as generalized poverty in marginalized areas, ease the way for criminal groups to seduce and kidnap the youngest population