Human Trafficking

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U.S. launches new center to fight human trafficking

Through the newly launched Center for Countering Human Trafficking, the U.S. government will lead the global response to counter modern-day slavery.
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U.N. report cites atrocities for Venezuelans in mining area

A new report compiled by the U.N. reveals the extent of human rights abuses in Venezuela's Orinoco mining arc, from limb amputations to brutal killings.
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Honoring heroes in the fight against human trafficking

A State Department report details trends in human trafficking. Find out which countries are making progress to stop the practice.
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Human trafficking is a global epidemic [video]

Human trafficking affects 25 million people around the world today. Learn more about how to spot it in your community and help those in need.
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Gold mining in Venezuela rampant with human rights abuses

Venezuela's gold mines are controlled by armed groups who instill fear in communities and force miners to work at gunpoint.
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What you can do to stop human traffickers [video]

Governments, businesses, law enforcement and people around the world all have a role to play to fight human trafficking. Learn more.
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The cost of human smuggling

As more families are migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America, human smugglers are primed to exploit their vulnerability.
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The risk of human trafficking for Venezuelan women [infographic]

At a conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis, a State Department official laid out the dangers to women caused by the former Maduro regime.
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Pompeo: Modern slavery has no place in the world

The U.S. government is working to eradicate human trafficking and will upgrade a key initiative to enhance its efforts at home and abroad.