ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 7, 2023 / 13:00 pm
Sister Karina de la Rosa Morales, a nun with the Xavierian Missionary Sisters of Mary and a member of the Rahamim network that is fighting against human trafficking, lamented that Mexico holds “first place in human trafficking, child abuse, organ selling, sex tourism, child abduction, and child pornography.”
ACI Prensa spoke with several of the nuns and a laywoman who belong to the Rahamim prevention network. Sister Ligia María Cámara said that “trafficking is a crime” that uses “lies or force to take advantage of people,” violate their rights, and frequently transport them to unknown places.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) stated in a January report that “Mexico ranks first in child sexual abuse; first in exploitation, homicides, and trafficking of minors; and first in creation and distribution of child pornography.”
The El Financiero newspaper reported in a May 2022 interview with Vivaldina Jaubert, director of the nongovernmental organization Alas for the protection of minors, that “the International Conference on Tourism and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children stated that before the COVID-19 lockdowns, 600,000 predators were entering Mexico per year. That means 1,666 per day, 69 per hour, one pedophile per minute.”