Friday, June 15, 2007

Why I Don't let my Girls Out of the House Much!!!


EL UNIVERSAL - Caracas
www.eluniversal.com

12 June 2007

US ranks Venezuela among the worst offenders in trafficking in persons

Venezuela, Cuba and Equatorial Guinea are among the world's worst offenders regarding trafficking in persons or labor exploitation, according to the US Department of State's Trafficking in Persons Report 2007 published on Tuesday.

The governments in these countries, and also in Venezuela's Arab allies Bahrain and Kuwait, are ranked in the lowest positions (Tier 3) of the study because they "do not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and are not making significant efforts to do so." They are therefore likely to be subject to US sanctions.

"Venezuela is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor," stated the report.

According to the document, women and children from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and People's Republic of China "are trafficked to and through Venezuela and subjected to commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor."
The report added that Venezuelans are trafficked internally and to Western Europe, "particularly Spain and the Netherlands, and to countries in the region such as Mexico, Aruba, and the Dominican Republic, for commercial sexual exploitation."

The US Department of State added in its report that Venezuela is a transit country for undocumented migrants from other countries in the region, particularly Peru and Colombia, and for Asian nationals.
"The United States is determined not only to fight human trafficking, but also to attain abolition of what is actually modern-day slavery and a the new kind of global slave trading," said US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as quoted by Efe.
"Traffickers prey on the most weak among us, primarily women and children, for profit and gain," the official said during the ceremony to publish the report, which this year covers 164 countries.

Some of abuses linked to human trafficking including prostitution, children exploitation for commercial sex, unpaid forced labor, and child soldiers.

According to the International Labor Organization, there are over 12 million under forced labor and sexual slavery. The US State Department Report, however, puts the number at 27 million people.


Translated by Maryflor Suárez
msuarez@eluniversal.com

http://www.eluniversal.com/2007/06/12/en_pol_art_us-ranks-venezuela-a_12A883931.shtm

13 comments:

Elízabeth said...

OT: who took the photos Rita?
each and everyone are so PERFECT!Well, you have beautiful children...
;-)

Jungle Mom said...

A photographer here took the pictures.
I will email you the info about the shipping. She is great the problem is that we could not get the RIF in Caracas with all the disturbances.

Charles said...

Not a bad idea back in the states these days either.. for different reasons.

Elízabeth said...

Hmmm.. I also have to do my RIF
;-(

Pat said...

I am with you!!!

I keep close to mine, too, as you will when back stateside!! At least they can visit with each other!!!

I have been known to make comments to those with more than glances, too!! (Is that a bad testimony??)

Praying for you and the family!!

javagirl1111 said...

EEEEKKK! The girls are so pretty, I wouldn't let them out either:) lol

Jungle Mom said...

Liz, Bueno, por fin lo conseguimos, como todo es mas tranquilo. Pero el container estaba en el puerto por 20 dias y nos eatsn cobrando alquiler del puerto. Como 30 dolares por dia, mas otra inspecion por la guardia porq si pasa tres dias, tienen q inspectar todo de nuevo. Y ect, ect, ect...
Y la cita con seniat q hay q hacer por el internet duro un buen rato consequir.

Jungle Mom said...

Pat, LOL! You and me too! The other day at a mall, a man in his mid twenties, at least, comes up to jewel with his cell phone in hand and asks for his number. Being Jewel, she just laughed in his face. She ws on a crutch with a broken toe. Josh's girlfriend Naomy was with her at the time. she was shocked at how many times Jewel got HIT on. Partly because of the fair skin and red hair being so unique here. I keep telling her that in the states she will be normal!!

Elízabeth said...

After reading your comment to Pat... Oh! am I so glad not to have a girl right now! It is true, latin men tend to be very much 'talkative' to girls in the streets.

To take a bus or the sub-way, is terrifying for young pretty girls.

Liz

Bar Kochba said...

The lack of human rights in Venezuela is just sickening. Nice pics...

MizzE said...

I lived in SanMiquel de Allende for a year. Down there las chicas en la necesidad de Mexico para viajar en paquetes.

MizzE said...

27 MILLION! Unbelievable but sadly credible and totally unexceptable.

Pam said...

Oh ok I get it now! At first, when I read the title, I thought this would be a funny post about them not knowing how to act like ladies and therefore climbing trees while in dress clothes! It turned out to be quite a disturbing post! Great photo though!