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Human Trafficking

Silence on Both Sides of the Gulf

More than a year after 2 boatloads of migrants reportedly sank

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Newspaper originally published Sunday 25th May 2020

The last time Ana Arias saw her daughter was on a Sunday night more than a year ago. Late on April 14, 2019, two teenaged girls came to her home and asked to speak with 15-year-old Luisiannys Betancourt. Dressed in home clothes and slippers, the girl left with Unyerlin Vásquez, 16 and her 17-year-old cousin, Omarlys Velásquez to visit a relative nearby. They made a brief stop at Unyerlin’s home. Her mother, Amarilis Velásquez, said Luisiannys was introduced as a friend from high school.

Sex Trafficking in Plain Sight

How The Refugee Crisis In Venezuela Has Led To Lucrative Sex Trafficking Rings By Criminal Networks, Including Corrupt Businessmen, Police and Immigration Authorities.