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In “How africa can lead the fight against human trafficking”, Jose pedro de Marais tells us that the act of selling the life of another human being is one of the most evil things a person can do. As horrible as this act is, it is continually growing as we speak. The international labor organisation has estimates of 36 million people in sex trafficking, debt bondage and domestic labor. Other estimates include the industry being worth 150 billion dollars. The broken financial systems enable easy laundering of money, thus allowing the trafficking situation to continue. Africa has changed so much over the past twenty years but it is still in an infancy stage while strengthening governance and security frameworks. As much as officials know that money passes through their borders from trafficking, a collective response by continuing the growth of the governance, a change in trafficking will occur. A regulatory platform against money laundering is a necessary part to this puzzle, along with a framework for prevention and regulatory legal measures. A few countries have began this by enforcing regulations and compliance mechanisms. Policing one another among these financial institutions will allow for  legal obligations to be kept in check. Following these actions with audits will further allow for new standards to be kept up to date. In doing so a new example would be set among these platforms to stop money laundering in country. Instilling these new standards now will help to provide a better  future for africa, it has to be continued to make a change on a global scale.

In “Extent of mexico human trafficking Obscured by lack of info”, Marguerite Cawley explains how a four year analysis of human trafficking resulted in a study across 31 countries in mexico in concerns of human trafficking. the study tells us that as much as numbers are projected about trafficking a lot of the information is missing  about , age, sex, and nationality. most of the subjects in this study were from mexico,  with similar consistencies as other countries including little to no convictions. the biggest hiccup in this study is the limits in ability to illustrate consistencies among the gaps of information collected. this impunity of number by the traffickers helps to facilitate the crime. with numbers in the range of 800,000 for adults and 20,000 children trafficked  annually, the biggest spots that trafficking occurs in mexico revolve around Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara in Jalisco and Tijuana, most of the convictions come out these areas.tactics among traffickers have changed recently accordingly, traffickers used to lure parents and children into relationships with false promises and better livelihoods, adjustments have been made where traffickers use young females to lure more underage females. the shortages of information further prove the inefficiencies of the system. this lack of information hinders any progress in combating trafficking too, this further proves the failure to address this growing problem.


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