Links: Slavery in the News
- Inside Costa Rica: Brazil publishes guide for human trafficking victims abroad: “The objective of the guide is to prevent Brazilians who go abroad from becoming targets of sexual exploitation networks, the foreign ministry said. The booklet, published in English and Portuguese, provides information on employment opportunities in South America and how to seek help in an emergency. The guide was released three weeks after police from Portugal and Spain dismantled a prostitution ring with dozens of male victims. It showed that Brazilians can be misled by false promises of work and forced into prostitution.
Read Free the Slaves’ response to this case on AOL News.
- NPR: Sometimes, child labor falls into gray areas: “In an interview Jane Stewart, Director of the UN’s International Labor Organization said, “we still continue to see a decline in the worst forms of child labor… But the decline is—it’s not as robust as it was, say, between 2000 and 2004… We’re seeing an increase, however, in places like sub-Saharan Africa, and particularly in boys age 15 to 17 in hazardous work.”
- CNN: Promise of a better life leads to the nightmare of sexual slavery: “Claudia [name has been changed] was eventually smuggled into the United States and taken to New York City. Once there, she soon realized her boyfriend was part of a prostitution ring. He forced her into prostitution. She says he would beat her up, burn her with lit cigarettes and tell her he would have her parents in Mexico killed if she tried to resist or escape.”