human trafficking http://blog.wlrn.org en For Sex Slaves And Forced Laborers, Trafficking Trail Leads To South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sex-slaves-and-forced-laborers-trafficking-trail-leads-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A day-long conference on human trafficking at Broward College on Thursday was an opportunity for experts in the field to shift the emphasis back to the bigger part of the problem. Many of the victims are girls and women who are captured and forced into prostitution but three times as many become slave laborers and many of those wind up in South Florida.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:04:07 +0000 Rick Stone 27250 at http://blog.wlrn.org For Sex Slaves And Forced Laborers, Trafficking Trail Leads To South Florida How MIA Spots Human Traffickers And Their Victims http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-mia-spots-human-traffickers-and-their-victims <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Code Kristi program at Miami International Airport to spot human traffickers and their victims has been in place since 2012.</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">It all came about when Ken Pyatt, the Deputy Director of Miami-Dade County's Aviation Department, and in charge of security, attended Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:26:27 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 27175 at http://blog.wlrn.org How MIA Spots Human Traffickers And Their Victims Domestic Violence Or Human Trafficking? The State Is Just Learning To Tell http://blog.wlrn.org/post/domestic-violence-or-human-trafficking-state-just-learning-tell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, says she had never heard of any criminal cases involving human-trafficking victims in Miami.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:23:28 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27043 at http://blog.wlrn.org Domestic Violence Or Human Trafficking? The State Is Just Learning To Tell Florida Ranks Third In Human Trafficking But Can't Prosecute Many Cases http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-ranks-third-human-trafficking-cant-prosecute-many-cases <p></p><p>Three children in Tampa were among 105 children rescued nationwide last month during a FBI sex trafficking sting operation.</p><p><a href="http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/july/operation-cross-country-recovering-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking/operation-cross-country-recovering-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking">“Operation Cross Country”</a> focused on underage victims of prostitution and led to more than 150 arrests.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 18979 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Ranks Third In Human Trafficking But Can't Prosecute Many Cases Palm Beach International Film Festival: Four Documentaries To See (VIDEO) http://blog.wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-international-film-festival-four-documentaries-see-video <p>The Palm Beach International Film Festival boasts a few star-studded indie films, but the schedule also is packed with a host of alternately gritty and inspirational documentaries featuring everyday folks in extraordinary circumstances.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11967 at http://blog.wlrn.org Palm Beach International Film Festival: Four Documentaries To See (VIDEO) Miami Artist Who Faced Censorship In Pembroke Pines Moves Sex Exploitation Statement to Boynton http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-artist-who-faced-censorship-pembroke-pines-moves-sex-exploitation-statement-boynton <p>South Florida artist <a href="http://www.virginiaerdie.com/" target="_blank">Virginia Erdie</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">strives to be "a little bit of an activist" with her work. It's fitting, then, that her art has ruffled a few feathers along the way. Her next major installation </span>almost didn't see the light of day.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:01:50 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11301 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Artist Who Faced Censorship In Pembroke Pines Moves Sex Exploitation Statement to Boynton Here's How – And Why – One South Florida Woman Is Training To Climb Mount Everest http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-how-and-why-one-south-florida-woman-training-climb-mount-everest <p>For tourists visiting Fort Lauderdale, a stroll across the massive 17th Street Causeway Bridge affords a rare panorama of bustling Port Everglades and the city-block-sized cruise ships that navigate the waters leading out to the Atlantic Ocean. For Jen Klaassens, it's an invaluable training ground.</p><p>"I go up and down the 17th&nbsp;Street Causeway Bridge and back and forth," Klaassens said.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:00:57 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10128 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's How – And Why – One South Florida Woman Is Training To Climb Mount Everest