This Latino Uber Driver Saved a Girl from Becoming a Victim of Human Trafficking
This Latino Uber Driver Saved a Girl from Becoming a Victim of Human Trafficking
By Raquel Reichard | 01/05/2017 - 16:36

When Keith Avila picked up his first Uber request last week, he didn't think he'd be saving any lives that day.


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U.S. Mexico Sex Trafficking Ring Busted With Seven Men Facing Life Sentences
U.S.-Mexico Human Trafficking Ring Busted With Seven Men Facing Life Sentences
By Barbara Gonzalez | 11/04/2016 - 11:56

A sex trafficking ring that exploited minors along the U.S.-Mexico border has been disrupted with the arrest and indictment of seven men authorities say are responsible for abduction and enslavement.


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13 Sex Trafficking Survivors Rescued in Costa Rica
13 Sex Trafficking Survivors Rescued in Costa Rica
By Raquel Reichard | 09/09/2016 - 10:20

Thirteen sex trafficking survivors were rescued from the back of a seedy bar in Costa Rica on Saturday, reports the country’s largest newspaper, La Nación.


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Texas Latina Arrested After Smuggling Her Niece into the U.S. & Selling Her for $6,000
Texas Latina Arrested After Selling Her Teenage Niece for $6,000
By Raquel Reichard | 08/10/2016 - 12:01

A Texas Latina was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling her 15-year-old niece into the U.S. and selling her to a man for $6,000.


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Latino Duo Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Sell a Girl's Virginity
Latino Duo Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Sell a Girl's Virginity
By Raquel Reichard | 05/06/2016 - 09:43

A Texas pair was arrested late last week for allegedly trying to vend a young girl’s virginity for $10,000,


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The Horrifying Ways Sex Traffickers Lure Young Latinas
The Horrifying Ways Sex Traffickers Lure Young Latinas
By Raquel Reichard | 01/14/2016 - 11:04

This article originally appeared in Latina magazine's February 2016 issue.


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Chingonas: Nuns Pose as Prostitutes to Rescue Victims of Sex Trafficking
Chingonas! Nuns Pose as Prostitutes to Rescue Victims of Sex Trafficking
By Raquel Reichard | 12/03/2015 - 10:36

More than 1 thousand nuns are trading their veils and habits for skin-tight dresses and pumps, but it’s safe to say Jesucristo isn’t


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EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Rodriguez on Why She's a Part of the Fight Against Sex Trafficking
EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Rodriguez on Why She's a Part of the Fight Against Sex Trafficking
By Raquel Reichard | 09/16/2015 - 15:52

Actress Michelle Rodriguez is recognized for kicking ass in films like The Fast and the Furious and


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Salma Hayek at the La Chispa de la Vida photocall in Berlin in 2012
WATCH: Salma Hayek Directs Human Trafficking Video “Nada”
By Sugey Palomares | 06/19/2012 - 12:59

Human trafficking affects an estimated 20 million people worldwide and Latinos are the largest demographic to fall victim to sex and labor trafficking cases. Thirty-seven percent of Latinos are sex trafficked and 56 percent are labor trafficked victims in the U.S., according to the Department of Justice. Within the percentage of citizens being trafficked for forced prostitution in the U.S., most are Latinas under the age of 25.


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After Years of Searching, Guatemalan Mother Fights for Stolen Daughter
After Years of Searching, Guatemalan Mother Fights for Stolen Daughter
By Amaris Castillo | 08/10/2011 - 15:04

In what is considered to be an unparalleled move, a Guatemalan court order is demanding that the U.S. government return a woman’s stolen daughter, who was later adopted by an American couple.  According to the Huffington Post, Loyda Rodriguez Morales has been searching for her daughter for nearly five years after the then 2-year-old was snatched away by another woman and pulled into a waiting taxi. 


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