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In this Dec. 16, 2016 photo, an alleged victim of priest Nicola Corradi poses for a photo during an interview in Mendoza, Argentina. At least 24 students of the Antonio Provolo Institute in Argentina have now come forward seeking justice for the abuse they say they suffered at the hands …

Exclusive: State Department Takes Strongest Steps Yet to Combat Human Trafficking Abroad

Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, has existed for thousands of years and is still a serious problem in many countries throughout the world, particularly with the resurgence of extremist groups like the Islamic State. This year’s Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) report, released by the State Department, is arguably stronger than it has been in previous years and is providing renewed hope for non-profits that are seeking to end these heinous crimes against humanity.

Turmoil exploited by people smugglers since the 2011 overthrow of Moamer Kadhafi has made Libya the main gateway for African migrants seeking to make dangerous Mediterranean crossings

Global Human Trafficking Now a $32 Billion Industry

According to the head of one of France’s most prominent asylum seeker support organisations, the global network of human traffickers which aid migrants across borders into Europe and elsewhere constitute a $32 billion (£25bn) industry.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, file photo unidentified members of the industry group Club Owners Against Sex Trafficking sit for a talk given by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent teaching owners of strip clubs and strippers how to spot sex traffickers, at the Burbank Community …

Texas Man Gets 40 Years for Prostituting 14-Year-Old Girl

A Texas man will spend up to 40 years in a state prison for sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution. His girlfriend also pleaded guilty and faces sentencing in the near future.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Iran: U.S. Aiding ‘Human Trafficking Networks Around the Globe’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Monday the U.S. State Department’s claims against the Islamic Republic in its annual report on human trafficking were “baseless” and, instead, suggested that Washington is responsible for the expansion of human smuggling networks around the world.

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump: ‘Fake News Media’ Helping Smugglers and Traffickers

“The fake news media back there doesn’t talk about that. They are fake,” Trump said, pointing at reporters in the room. “They are helping these smugglers and these traffickers like nobody would believe. They know it, they know exactly what they’re doing, and it should be stopped.”

Marijuana Grow House Operation in Colorady - AP Photo - Solomon Banda

Chinese Migrants Forced to Grow Pot for Passage into U.S., Says DEA Agent

Chinese transnational criminal organizations are smuggling migrants into the U.S. and forcing them into indentured servitude where they must illegally grow marijuana in exchange for their passage. A special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) likened it to a new form of human trafficking.

Accused Human Trafficker Mark Benavides mugshot.

Texas Juror Faints After Viewing Alleged Sex Trafficker’s Video

A juror fainted after prosecutors showed a video of a sex trafficking suspect allegedly abusing one of his victims. The judge ordered a recess to allow the jurors to compose themselves. One of the jurors fainted while leaving the box.

Screen capture of a paramilitary group which vowed to "eliminate" the Zetas, reputedly Mexico's most violent drug gang, in a video posted on the Internet on July 27, 2011 several days after 49 bodies were found on the streets of Veracruz. The video, according to its creators, shows a group …

Mexican Cartels Listed as Top Threat to U.S.A. by National Intelligence Director

The Director of National Intelligence called Transnational Organized Crime a growing threat to the security and health of U.S. citizens. The director said these groups, including Mexican drug cartels and MS-13 cliques, contribute to “increased social violence” and the erosion of governmental authority in many countries.

Judge Tim Nolan convicted for human trafficking

KY Judge Gets 20 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking

A disgraced former judge in Kentucky received a sentence of 20 years in prison for his role in a long-running human trafficking operation. The judge pleaded guilty to 21 counts of trafficking women and young girls in the sex trade industry.