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POP STAR, PRESIDENT TEAMED UP

December 21, 2007

Popular Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, left, visited Costa Rica in February and met with President Oscar Arias, right, to launch his program “Llama y Vive,” aimed at helping prevent human trafficking and exploitation.

Even though Costa Rica has had a law on the books against human trafficking for the past eight years, no one has ever been punished for the crime – quite a mystery in a place the U.S. State Department fingers each year in its annual human trafficking report as country of origin, transport and destination for victims.

 

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