Caught in the middle of the jungle. Young captured in the form of ‘debt’ are forced to serve sexually to miners in ‘La Pampa’, in Madre de Dios. To leave this place they must raise money working in bars as escorts.
Tag: human trafficking
130 hectares of the Tambopata Reserve deforested by illegal mining
Illegal mining continues its expansion in Madre de Dios, the Peruvian region most affected by this activity. Destroyed forests, polluted rivers and soils, as well as social problems.
Illegal gold mining drives human rights abuses in Latin America, claims study
Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.