Impunity remains largest hurdle for human trafficking in the Americas, says UN
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Impunity remains largest hurdle for human trafficking in the Americas, says UN

Zach Dyer - December 3, 2014

There are more laws on the book than ever in Latin America criminalizing human trafficking, but these laws rarely lead to prosecutions or convictions, according to a…

5 cases of human trafficking under investigation in Costa Rica this year, says Immigration Administration director
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5 cases of human trafficking under investigation in Costa Rica this year, says Immigration Administration director

Zach Dyer - August 19, 2014

Sexual and labor exploitation are the top two drivers of human trafficking in Costa Rica this year, but organ trafficking continues to concern authorities, according to Immigration…

Would-be donors reveal details of organ trafficking ring linking Costa Rica and Israel
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Would-be donors reveal details of organ trafficking ring linking Costa Rica and Israel

Corey Kane - March 18, 2014

A pair of Costa Ricans said they traveled to Tel Aviv to sell one of their left kidneys for $20,000 to an Israeli business, according to Spanish…

Costa Rican lawmakers pass new organ donor bill in first-round vote
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Costa Rican lawmakers pass new organ donor bill in first-round vote

L. Arias - March 4, 2014

The Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously approved in a first-round debate the Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Bill, which would regulate all activity related to…