Organized crime continues to profit from human trafficking, forced labor, and sexual trafficking of vulnerable populations throughout Latin America, according to the US State Department’s most recent report examining the matter.
The annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report (pdf) from the State Department analyzes human trafficking trends and gives assessments of each nation’s efforts to combat it. The report ranks governments on their implementation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards. The TIP uses a scale going from one to three, with one being full implementation of the minimum standards.
Out of 30 Latin American and Caribbean nations, only three were considered Tier One: Colombia, The Bahamas, and Chile. Many fell within Tier Two and Tier Two Watch List, indicating they do not fully meet

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