U.S. Venezuela again included blacklisted countries where traffic people
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U.S. again this Friday to include Venezuela in its blacklist of countries trafficking in people-Cuba-where he keeps accusing the South American country of breaching the minimum requirements in the fight against this scourge.
Washington had brought to Venezuela from the list two years ago, but found that the country has no defined in the fight against trafficking and therefore «is not making significant to meet the minimum standards efforts» plan, the report of Department of State.
After years of warning, Venezuela figure, along with Malaysia and Thailand, to countries like Syria, Iran, North Korea at the bottom of the annual State Department report on human trafficking, which could trigger sanctions.
«Venezuela is a country of origin, transit and destination for men, women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor,» said the document.
Also reported that some of the 30,000 Cuban doctors-mostly-working in social programs as part of the cooperation between Caracas and Havana are exposed to «forced labor».
U.S. keeps Cuba on the list since 2003.
The other Latin American countries, except Bolivia, which is kept under observation especially make efforts to meet the minimum levels set by the U.S. law to protect victims of trafficking in 2000, but are making efforts to reach them, the report said.
By contrast, Chile advanced to the top of the list, along with countries like the U.S. and UK.