Earth & Conservation

Is Mexico Framing Migrants For Its Human Trafficking Problem?

Many Mexican migrants are falsely accused of human trafficking and face up to a 30 years in prison. Will they ever find justice?

Human trafficking in Mexico is said to be a 150 billion dollar business, with profits finding their way into the pockets of the country's biggest cartels. Mexico recently passed a comprehensive reform of their anti-trafficking laws, ensuring harsher penalties for those found guilty.

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A new focus on human trafficking has increased convictions and sentences, something Mexico is touting as a success. But here in Chiapas, those numbers don't tell the entire story.

Read more about Mexico's human trafficking:

Reuters: Fear silences human trafficking victims: Mexico prosecutor

Library of Congress: Mexico - Federal Senate Approves of Law Against Human Trafficking