Energy Publisher: Human trafficking begins to eclipse drug trade in Mexico: “Unfortunately, [Mexico’s President] Calderón’s attack on drug cartels has left few resources to combat human trafficking. Mexico has tried to address the issue through legal changes to combat trafficking as recently as 2007, when ‘federal legislation to prohibit all forms of drug trafficking’ was passed. Nonetheless, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking of Persons Report 2010, ‘some local officials tolerate and are sometimes complicit in read more >
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On September 2, news broke of the biggest human trafficking bust in the history of the U.S. Beverly Hills-based labor recruiting agency Global Horizons Manpower’s CEO (an Israeli man named Mordechai Orian) and five of his colleagues where indicted for enslaving 400 Thai nationals on farms in Hawaii and the mainland.
Two out of the six people indicted in this case were featured in a Mother Jones investigative article that came out in the magazine’s May/June, 2010 issue. ‘read more >