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Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report says
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Obama administration placed children with human traffickers, report says

Abbie VanSickle | Special to The Washington Post - January 28, 2016

The Obama administration failed to protect thousands of Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border since 2011, leaving them vulnerable to traffickers and other…

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Costa Rica among targets of US, Latin America child porn raids

AFP - December 15, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Sixty people have been arrested on charges of child pornography and three minors were rescued in a joint operation with FBI agents and police in…

Alleged organ traffickers in Costa Rica could soon face trial
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Alleged organ traffickers in Costa Rica could soon face trial

Zach Dyer - June 18, 2015

Update June 18, 6:24 p.m.: Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Tatiana Vargas said that the preliminary hearing that was originally supposed to take place Thursday was rescheduled for July…

Latin American trafficking ring disrupted after death of minor in Mexico
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Latin American trafficking ring disrupted after death of minor in Mexico

AFP - February 24, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador — Police have charged 42 members of a criminal gang following an investigation into the trafficking and rape of a 12-year-old Ecuadorean girl who later committed suicide, officials…

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

Zach Dyer - December 3, 2014

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…

Costa Rica detains 27 more undocumented Nepalese migrants
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Costa Rica detains 27 more undocumented Nepalese migrants

L. Arias - September 8, 2014

Following the detention last Friday of nine undocumented migrants on the central Pacific coast, Costa Rica's National Police carried out an additional operation Monday in the community…

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

L. Arias - September 6, 2014

National Police officers on Friday morning detained nine undocumented migrants and the driver who transported them in an SUV near the Central Pacific beach town of Jacó, the Public Security Ministry reported.…

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