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Human trafficking is a continuously growing issue around the world. Mexico is a known hotspot for this due to its geographic location between South and Central America and the United States. This not only incentivizes trafficking across borders but attracts thousands of immigrants to Mexico. This group is one of the most susceptible to human trafficking, meaning there are millions of immigrants being trafficked throughout Mexico. This policy paper outlines the main factors that aggravate the prevalence of this crime, such as migration, gender violence, organized crime, and corruption. Furthermore, it evaluates two protocols and a program instituted by the government to tackle this issue. After their analysis, certain recommendations are made to improve the existing protocols and target the issue. The concluding remarks center around the prevalence of human trafficking as a direct result of the increasing corruption levels in the country.

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Human Trafficking, Policy, Corruption, Migration

THE MEXICAN UNDERWORLD: An Exposé in Human Trafficking



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