Human Trafficking

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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.
Callista Gingrich and Pope Francis exchanging document (© L'Osservatore Romano/AP Images)

35 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

The partnership of the U.S. and the Vatican focuses on religious freedom, the fight against human trafficking and the role of women in the Catholic Church.
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U.S. and Honduras address migration challenges

The United States and Honduras have signed four arrangements over the past week to address irregular mass migration and to protect families seeking asylum.
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El Salvador and U.S. sign cooperative agreement on asylum

The United States and El Salvador signed an asylum agreement to curb human trafficking and provide a humane solution to the issue of migration.
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How the former Maduro regime hurts Venezuelan women

Nicolás Maduro's corruption and mismanagement place Venezuelan women and girls, whether at home or overseas, in harm's way.