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Alleged organ traffickers in Costa Rica could soon face trial

The prosecutor will ask the Criminal Court of San José to set a trial date for a 2013 organ trafficking case that allegedly spanned from Tel Aviv to Cartago as Costa Ricans were paid upwards of $20,000 each to sell their kidneys to Israeli buyers.

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.

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 Rica detains 27 more undocumented Nepalese migrants

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 of Paso Canoas, along the country's border with Panama. There, police detained 27 additional undocumented migrants, all from Nepal.

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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