Latin America

Join the Solution

Resource — November 15, 2017
A Polaris campaign, "Join the Solution," invites the Latino and Hispanic community to learn about sex trafficking and take action by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

More Than Drinks for Sale: Sex Trafficking in U.S. Cantinas and Bars

Resource — September 15, 2016
Across the United States, thousands of Latina women are prisoners of the sex trafficking industry in bars and cantinas.

Landscape Analysis: Human Trafficking for the Purpose of Labor Exploitation in Mexico

Resource — May 9, 2018
This report gathers information on labor trafficking cases in Mexico and provides a structure for its analysis.

Sex Trafficking in or from Latin America

Resource — September 1, 2018
Women and girls from Latin America, particularly from Mexico, are vulnerable to trafficking in many places that look, to the outside world, like normal bars and restaurants or private homes.

Human Trafficking at Home: Labor Trafficking of Domestic Workers

Resource — July 1, 2019
Isolated working conditions, limited legal protections and vulnerabilities mean that some domestic workers become victims of labor exploitation and trafficking.

How to Identify Potential Victims of Human Trafficking – Latin America

Resource — June 1, 2019
Polaris trained staff of the consulates of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras on how to identify potential victims of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking on Temporary Work Visas: A Data Analysis 2015-2017

Resource — June 1, 2018
This report analyzes data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline and spotlights how human traffickers are weaponizing structural flaws within the temporary work visa system.

Fighting Human Trafficking Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Resource — October 1, 2016
Every day, powerful criminal networks and individual traffickers on both sides of the border recruit people for labor or sexual exploitation.

Mi Testimonio es para Ti

Blog Post — November 9, 2017
Yo, Carmen, como víctima, sobreviviente y miembro de la comunidad que soy ahora, y para terminar el relato de mi vida en la trata de personas, tengo un mensaje para ti.

My Story Is for You

Blog Post — November 9, 2017

"As a victim, survivor, and now, community member, I’m here to tell you that we can all join in the fight against human trafficking if we don’t stay silent." In the final part of her story, Carmen shares a message for survivors and community members. 

Recuperé Mi Vida

Blog Post — November 8, 2017

En ese momento, yo me encontraba en un punto en el que confiar y desconfiar era lo mismo. Ya no me importaba morir o vivir, ni tampoco lo que le pasara a mi familia. Tenía que arriesgarme. Entonces les dije un poco de lo que me estaba sucediendo, sin importarme si me creían o no, pero sí me ayudaron.  Lee la cuarta parte de la historia de Carmen.

I Got My Life Back

Blog Post — November 2, 2017

"I was at such a low point where trusting and distrusting were the same. I no longer cared if I lived or died, or if something happened to my family. I had to take the risk."  Read part four of Carmen's story. 

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.