Human Trafficking In Venezuela

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Tori Miller
Josh West
Contemporary World Issues
4 May 2018
Human Trafficking in Venezuela Imagine being a twelve-year-old girl being forced into human trafficking. The reality of it is that there are 40.3 million human trafficking victims all around the world(The Facts). Venezuela is suspected to be a source for men, women, and children to be sex trafficked and/or forced into labor. Some of which are lured from poor regions to urban and tourist centers(Venezuela). These men and women are taken against their will and have long term psychological effects from the abuse and pain. Venezuela and many other countries have a few solutions to this major issue.
In 2003, there was forty thousand sexually exploited girls in Venezuela. Out of those forty
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Non-parental kidnapping of a minor, 2. A sexual act with another by force or threat, 3. A sexual act with another who has been rendered unconscious or involuntarily drugged, or who is otherwise incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct or declining to participate, or 4. Sexual contact with a minor 12 years of age or younger”(Sex Offender Registry)
The UN Refugee Agency states, “The government of Venezuela does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so,” (2017 Trafficking in Persons Report - Venezuela). Venezuela continues to be ranked Tier 3 because they have not been doing everything possible to prevent human trafficking. The country has made some arrests of individuals suspected to be trafficking humans but they have not identified or assisted any victims of human trafficking(2017 Trafficking in Persons Report -
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Polaris. “The Facts.” Polaris, 2018, Accessed 2018.
Seelke, Clare Ribando. “Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean” Congressional Research Service, 13 Oct. 2016, Accessed 2 May 2018.
“Sex Offender Registry.” The OPI Tribe,
“2017 Trafficking in Persons Report - Venezuela.” Refworld, United States Department of State, 27 June 2017, Accessed 2 May 2018.
“US Issues Human Trafficking Downgrades for Four Countries.” Venezuela Star, 23 June 2014, Accessed 2 May 2018.
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