Anybody have any experience with this and are there any women who have traveled alone in this part of the world?By Tony Maddox Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International You know that moment when you read something, and then immediately have to re-read it because you cannot believe it is true? The United Nations estimates the total market value of human trafficking at 32 billion U. But let’s remember the commodity here is not drugs or contraband; it is human beings. Those unable to defend themselves, those who innocently trust the intentions of others, those who can easily be made to disappear.In previous centuries, when slaves were captured and traded each had a significant market value.Although their ill-treatment was often horrific, the reality was that it made economic sense to keep a slave alive and functioning, to protect what was usually a significant investment, made with a view to long term. Many girls and women, who are trafficked, particularly for the sex trade, are done so with a view to high rate of return over a relatively short period of time.Often addicted to drugs they have been forced to take, almost certainly in the country illegally, with no support, and with no record that they ever existed. It is also difficult to see any hope for the people who trade in people.
First in the countries where people are either abducted or forced into labor.
I am riding from Paris to Morocco this fall/winter.
I would like to ride as far down the Atlantic Coast as possible.
These are often nations that are facing many problems, with tough economies, poor infrastructure, and sporadic and ineffective forces of law and order.
Then they are switched from the steady supply of replacements.