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Costa Rica dismantles human trafficking network

Costa Rica on Thursday dismantled a human trafficking network that operated for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and authorities detained 10 people who led the operation, the Migration Directorate reported.

US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist

The United States included Nicaragua on its human trafficking blacklist; Costa Rica remained stable.

President Solís to discuss migration, green energy with US Vice President Joe Biden

President Luis Guillermo Solís will meet Monday with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden in Washington D.C. to talk about security, migration and green energy.

Central America arrests break up major human trafficking ring, police say

Judicial and immigration officials in Costa Rica on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of forming part of a criminal group responsible for smuggling migrants across the Americas on their way to the U.S.

NATO ships to combat migrant-smuggling networks in Aegean

NATO dispatched warships to the Aegean Sea on Thursday to target people-smuggling operations, in an attempt to cope with the huge wave of migrants seeking to reach Europe's shores.

#Jailbnb offers stay in Costa Rican prison to deter child sex tourism

"If you are thinking about visiting Costa Rica with the purpose of paying for sex with underage people you could stay in this place for years or forever since this is a felony under Costa Rica’s law,” warns a fake listing on Airbnb, posted by an anti-trafficking group.

Latin American trafficking ring disrupted after death of minor in Mexico

Twelve-year-old Noemi Álvarez, from Ecuador, took her life at a shelter in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico in March 2014, several days after she was raped, allegedly by traffickers.

US court sentences Costa Rican woman to 30 months in jail for role in human smuggling network

A Costa Rican woman on Friday was sentenced in a Florida court to 30 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than 25 undocumented Cuban migrants to that country, the U.S. Department of Justice reported.

Impunity remains largest hurdle for human trafficking in the Americas, says UN

There are more laws on the book than ever in Latin America criminalizing human trafficking, but these laws rarely lead to prosecutions or convictions, according to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Costa Rican police detain 9 undocumented migrants near Jacó, arrest driver

Officers from the National Police Friday morning arrested nine undocumented men and the driver that transported them inside an SUV near the Central Pacific town of Jacó, the Public Security Ministry (MSP) reported.
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