Language document

Date

19 Jan 2016

Type of document

Articles

Keyword

Human trafficking / trafficking in persons
Economisch overleven
Armoede

The Rise of Human Trafficking in Central America

Date

19 Jan 2016

According to this paper a combination of political, cultural, and socioeconomic factors creates a deep level of desperation in Central America. Left with few choices and resources, people are pushed to find alternatives elsewhere. This environment creates ground for traffickers to perpetrate their crimes. Supply, demand, and impunity together create a space in which trafficking can flourish. Economic globalization and unregulated borders have created conditions that allow organized crime to flow through Central Americas’ borders.