Latin America

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 — January 15, 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 — 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. 

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