United States of America Annotation: This article examines the human trafficking of women and children from Mexico into the United States for the purposes of prostitution. Women are trafficked by pimps to wherever there is a demand for prostitution. The current United States laws on human trafficking place the burden of proof on the victim to produce evidence of fraud, force, or coercion.
Main article: Poverty in Mexico Mexican States by Poverty Rate Mexico is characterized by persistent and extreme income inequality and high rates of poverty. Poverty often drives families to make decisions out of desperation and lack of education. Globalization The rate of human trafficking has directly increased in correlation with globalization. Their desperate positions often make them subject to exploitation and trafficking into different forms of forced labor to support that economy. Internal conflict between organized crime and police forces and the military have historically lead to unusually high levels of instability in some areas of Mexico, most notably in the case of the Chiapas Conflict. A third of the people annually trafficked into the United States are from Latin America , and the vast majority of these people enter the US through the Mexico-United States border.
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Brought to you by: Traffickers prey on young and impoverished mothers, sometimes posing as a victims' boyfriend, and even marrying and having children with her, according to experts. When women forced into prostitution do not earn their weekly quota, disobey rules, or try to escape, traffickers threaten to keep or harm their children, they said.
Natasha Bertrand Feb. The pimps of the town of Tenancingo have sent hundreds of unsuspecting Mexican women into virtual bondage to work as prostitutes in the allies near Mexico City's La Merced marketplace or as far as Queens, NY. Tenancingo, Mexico, widely considered the sex trafficking capital of the world, is the single largest source of sex slaves sent to the US, according to the US State Department. The city was highlighted in a recent Newsweek article describing new city-to-farm sex pipelines , in which prostitutes from Mexico working mostly in Queens, New York are delivered to farms by traffickers to have sex with migrant workers.