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Christine Murray

Exclusive: Mexico mulls human trafficking overhaul that may protect sex workers

14 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex workers could benefit from plans to reform Mexico's much-criticized human trafficking law, outlined in an interior ministry document obtained by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Argentina seeks to extradite ex-spy on sexual exploitation charges

23 Oct 2019

BOGOTA/MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Argentina is seeking the extradition from Mexico of a former spy accused of running a criminal organization that sexually exploited women, a move one trafficking survivor said would be a "historic milestone" in the fight against the crime.

New anti-trafficking chief slams 'abysmal' global conviction levels

10 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global prosecution and conviction levels for human trafficking are "abysmal", a senior European security official said on Thursday, urging states to invest more in combating a crime that affects millions of people.

LGBT+ film funding row lands Brazil minister in court

03 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against the citizenship minister for suspending government funding for films, which they said was motivated by discrimination against LGBT+ people.

For sale: UK jail that held Oscar Wilde for gay sex

03 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reading Prison - a forbidding Victorian jail turned LGBT landmark - is for sale, Britain said on Thursday, offloading a deserted site best known for housing playwright Oscar Wilde for the "gross indecency" of gay sex.

'Lax' and 'disjointed' - auditor slams Mexico's anti-trafficking efforts

01 Jul 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's efforts to combat human trafficking have been disjointed and lax, an independent auditor has said in a new report, accusing the government of "disinterest".

Mexico announces end to funding for human trafficking NGOs

17 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico will stop giving financial aid to anti-human trafficking organizations and instead run shelters and victim care directly, the president said on Monday, drawing criticism from activists who said the plan lacked detail.

'They're linked': Mexican prosecutor sets sights on trafficking gangs

05 Jun 2019

TOLUCA, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A veteran Mexican prosecutor has vowed to crack down on gangs forcing people into exploitative work, saying her team is gathering more evidence of links between organized crime and human trafficking.

Mexico City to decriminalize sex work, eyes steps to cut trafficking

02 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico City lawmakers have given the green light to decriminalize sex work in the capital, hoping it will be a first step to a crackdown on sex trafficking that traps thousands of Mexican women and children.

'Who owns the street corner?': Mexico City sex workers march for rights

02 May 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a hundred sex workers and supporters marched in Mexico City on Wednesday, asking the government to recognize their legal status and guarantee access to HIV medication after fears of shortages under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

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