Thailand remains blacklisted by U.S. for human trafficking

Jul 28, 2015

Thailand remains blacklisted by U.S. for human trafficking

Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery. The State Department said Monday that labor abuses in the Southeast Asian country’s seafood sector are persistent, abusive ...

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Jun 8, 2015

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offenses this year, media reported Monday, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves. Police gave a breakdown of their anti-trafficking activities with 56 cases ...

Jun 7, 2015

3,500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Nearly 3,500 migrants were rescued Saturday from 15 boats off the coast of Libya, Italy’s coast guard said. The boats — nine wooden boats thought to be converted fishing vessels and six large rubber dinghies — were all found drifting around 45 miles (70 ...

Malaysian jungle graves add to Obama's TPP headache in Congress

Jun 6, 2015

Malaysian jungle graves add to Obama's TPP headache in Congress

The discovery of scores of graves in people-smuggling camps in Malaysia is casting a shadow over President Barack Obama’s signature trade deal as U.S. lawmakers consider punishing trading partners that are soft on human trafficking. Just as Obama’s drive to win fast-track trade negotiating ...