Latin America

Larsen Farms Should Make Agriculture Businesses Look in the Mirror

Blog Post — October 9, 2020
The case of Larsen Farms in Texas is only one example of how the H-2A visa system is badly broken. Farms owners should be held accountable for what happens under their watch.

Polaris Statement on the Notice from the USDA Canceling Farm Labor Survey

October 9, 2020
The USDA notice cancelling the Farm Labor Survey will lower the salaries of H-2A workers and also leaves them at more risk of human trafficking.

La cara latina de la trata y la explotación en Estados Unidos

April 28, 2020
Polaris detalla las distintas industrias que en los Estados Unidos ofrecen un terreno fértil para la trata de personas y explotación de latinoamericanos y caribeños.

The Latino Face of Human Trafficking and Exploitation in the United States

April 27, 2020
In a new report, Polaris describes the industries that prey on communities from Latin America and the Caribbean for human trafficking and exploitation in the United States.

The Latino Face of Human Trafficking and Exploitation in the United States

Resource — April 24, 2020
This report analyzes data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline and exposes the types of trafficking in which populations from Latin American and the Caribbean are victimized in the United States.

Bidirectional Communication Pilot Project in the Agricultural Sector of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Resource — February 20, 2020
Workers in Mexico’s agricultural sector disproportionately come from poor and marginalized communities and are extremely vulnerable to labor trafficking.

Join the Solution

Resource — October 22, 2019
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 26, 2019
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 — September 24, 2019
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 24, 2019
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.

Casos reportados a la Línea Nacional contra la Trata de Personas aumentaron en un 25% en 2018

July 30, 2019

Polaris anuncia que los casos reportados a la Línea Nacional contra la Trata de Personas dieron un salto de 25 por ciento en 2018 con respecto al año anterior.

Human Trafficking at Home: Labor Trafficking of Domestic Workers

Resource — July 23, 2019
Isolated working conditions, limited legal protections and vulnerabilities mean that some domestic workers become victims of labor exploitation and trafficking.

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