Latin America

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

Published 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

Published 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

Published 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

Published May 9, 2018
This report gathers information on labor trafficking cases in Mexico, reports on the social composition of victims and the characteristics of the populations that are most at risk, and suggests ways to develop comprehensive approaches to contribute to its eradication.

Sex Trafficking in or from Latin America

Published 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.

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

Published 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

Published 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.

Posición de Polaris acerca del muro fronterizo y la trata de personas

February 1, 2019
Polaris emitió este día el siguiente comunicado en respuesta a las continuas justificaciones para la construcción de un muro fronterizo o una barrera física a lo largo de la frontera sur como un medio para detener la trata de personas.

Polaris Statement on a Border Wall and Human Trafficking

February 1, 2019

Polaris issued a statement in response to ongoing justifications for a wall or physical barrier along the southern border as a means to stop human trafficking.

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

Published 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

Updated September 1, 2018
Every day, powerful criminal networks and individual traffickers on both sides of the border recruit people for labor or sexual exploitation.

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