The US put Singapore, Thailand, and others on a human trafficking watch list (AFP).
While the US did not put itself on its watch list, it should have: Human trafficking a problem in major cities across US
Even so, awareness of the reach of modern slavery has made such crimes easier to report and police, the study says. Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, who heads the State Department's anti-slavery efforts, noted that 116 countries have adopted anti-trafficking laws since the United Nations enacted a law against modern slavery 10 years ago. Last year marked a high-water mark, both in identifying trafficking victims and in mounting successful prosecutions. More>>