Rebuilt slave sites being unveiled at Jefferson's Monticello

May 3, 2015

Rebuilt slave sites being unveiled at Jefferson's Monticello

The first log slave quarters with dirt floors to be rebuilt at Thomas Jefferson’s home were formally unveiled Saturday at Monticello, and descendants of more than 100 slaves from the third president’s plantation marked the occasion in Virginia. Re-creating structures to represent slave life ...

Mar 26, 2015

European nations sign world's first organ trafficking treaty

Fourteen European nations signed Wednesday in Spain the first ever international treaty to fight human organ trafficking, a business that generates over 1 billion dollars in illegal profits worldwide every year. The agreement would make it illegal to take organs from people living or ...

Feb 8, 2015

Rome gives green light to red-light zone

Authorities in Rome have approved plans for a red-light zone where prostitution will be officially tolerated from April, officials said Saturday. Ignazio Marino, the Italian capital’s center-left mayor, gave his blessing on Friday evening to the experiment in the EUR business district south of ...

Feb 6, 2015

Mexico rescues 129 workers 'abused' by South Korean firm

Mexican authorities have rescued 129 workers, including six children, who said they were exploited and physically and sexually abused at a garment factory run by South Koreans, officials said Thursday. Four South Korean nationals have been handed over to prosecutors in the western state ...

May 28, 2014

50 female victims report sex, labor exploitation

At least 50 women and teenage girls were coerced into sexual or labor-related exploitation last year and spoke to a civic group about it, the organization said Tuesday. Forty-four were forced to work at sex parlors to pay off debts, or were coerced into ...