Monthly Archives: April 2012

Brazil’s Border Problem

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Brazil is the largest country in South America with a border that totals 10,000 miles. The country is located next to the world’s three primary cocaine producers – Columbia, Bolivia, and Peru – which has surely influenced Brazil in becoming

Prostitution Online – Human Trafficking in the US

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I can’t begin to keep track of how many times I have overheard people dismiss sex trafficking as something that happens in other countries such as Thailand or India. Of course it is considered to be an issue everyone should

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! Major League Baseball Taking Steps to End Child Slavery

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Those good ol’ baseball games will carry more weight than simply fulfilling childhood dreams and beating a rival team this season. A group of Major League Baseball players have pledged to donate money for every on-field achievement to the Free2Play

Sex Trafficking and the 2012 Olympics

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Many debate whether major sporting events such as the Superbowl, World Cup, and Olympics increase the rate of sex trafficking in the cities they are hosted in. It is logical to assume that the increase in visitors and workers that

Drug Trafficking Kingpins Sentenced in Colorado

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Two drug trafficking kingpins were sentenced in Colorado in the beginning of April. Jose Kimenez Chacon and Conrado Areliano-Casas were each sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking. These two ringleaders were among 19 arrested in this drug

The Merchant of Death Sentenced to 25 Years

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Major news in arms trafficking came the first week in April when Viktor Bout, the nicknamed Merchant of Death, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conviction of conspiring to sell anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons to men he

Child Sacrifice in Uganda

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The business of turning the human body into a product, something to be taken apart piece by piece to distribute to those who need or want it, is disturbing enough. One of the more alarming situations involving body part trafficking

Modern Day Slavery in Mauritania

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Compared to when slavery was legal in a majority of the world (the 1800s to put a date out there), we as a global community have come a long way. Despite our development and our ability to put a McDonald’s