Mexican President Calderon Puts His Foot Down
Mexico has put its foot down on the horrific human trafficking within its borders. As a part of Mexico’s AMBER Alert program, a program aimed at finding missing children, authorities in Ciudad Juarez over the weekend arrested over 1,000 people involved in human trafficking. 20 female minors were given their freedom.
Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, is a figure to applaud when it comes to the fight against human trafficking. Earlier in July, he approved changes to the constitution that require the imprisonment of those accused of human trafficking during trials and guarantees the anonymity for the victims who turn the scoundrels in. He also is waiting for Congress to approve a nationwide human trafficking law that would reform and streamline the process for handling human trafficking perpetrators.
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