Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in Argentina in a Single Month

In the month of April 2012, authorities in Argentina rescued 176 people who were victims of human trafficking. The number of people rescued in the single month was higher then the total amount of victims rescued in the previous three months.

Human trafficking researchers state that the rise in human trafficking in Argentina is connected to the increase of drug trafficking in the country.

Source:  Guillermo Fontana, “South American bishops pledge to fight human trafficking,” CNN, May 30, 2012.