Human Trafficking Rescues in Argentina

In the first 7 months of 2012, authorities in Argentina rescued 712 human trafficking victims in over 300 raids across the country.85 percent of the victims were under the age of 18, and nearly 370 were originally from a foreign country.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that up to 500,000 women are involved in human trafficking activities in Argentina.

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Drug Arrests of Foreigners in Chile in 2011

In 2011, around 2,400 people from foreign countries were arrested for crimes in Chile. 70 percent of those arrested were for drug trafficking activities. 48 percent of the drug trafficking arrests were of people from Bolivia, 34 percent from Peru, and 8 percent of the foreign nationals were from Argentina. In 2011, up to 5 percent of the jail population in Chile were of foreign nationals.

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