Sex Trafficking
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Is the problem of human trafficking exaggerated?

Human Trafficking
by Gaye Clark
Posted 6/26/15, 03:08 pm

In May, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., described child sex trafficking in the United States as a $9.8 billion business and Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., called domestic human trafficking a $9.5 billion business. The number discrepancy caught the attention of The Washington Post. A few weeks later, the Post’s fact-checker awarded four Pinocchios (its worst truth rating) to both statements. 

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Associated Press/Photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe

Human trafficking crisis creates new hurdles for Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Human Trafficking
by Gaye Clark
Posted 6/04/15, 11:12 am

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Sex trafficking and forced marriages flourish under China's one-child policy

Human Trafficking
by Gaye Clark
Posted 6/02/15, 12:03 pm

Thanks to a shortage of women created in part by China’s one-child policy, the country has become a hotbed of human trafficking. Desperate men pay exorbitant rates to marriage brokers who trick women into coming across the border and sell them like slaves.

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