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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United Nations Launches Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/05/2009 - 17:30

Today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the Blue Heart campaign against human trafficking at the Women’s World Awards in Vienna.

“There is a lot of ignorance about modern slavery,” said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the UNODC. “There is also a lot of good to fight it. The blue heart will raise awareness about a crime that shames us all. It shows solidarity with the victims.”


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