Policies May Contribute to Human Trafficking, Slavery

Presenters at the “Human Trafficking: Responding to Trafficking in Persons in the Americas, conference report that the policies adopted by certain countries contribute to the flow of human trafficking. Take for example the dollarization of Ecuadorian currency. This shift from national currency to the U.S. dollar has caused a surge in migration, by people who are lured by the prospect of earning U.S. dollars. Traffickers take advantage of the constant flow of migration and have preyed on the most vulnerable.

– Sara Fajardo, CRS communications officer

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