Trafficking in Persons Report 2013: Bolivia

first_img Within Bolivia, women, children, and men are subjected to sex trafficking, often in urban areas. But members of indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to trafficking. Within the country, Bolivian children are found in domestic servitude, forced begging, and forced labor in mining and agriculture. • Police officers also continued to conduct awareness programs in public schools in the La Paz area. With respect to prosecution, the report says that the government also enacted a new trafficking law in July 2012 that prohibits all forms of trafficking and establishes penalties of 10 to 15 years’ imprisonment. These penalties are sufficiently stringent and commensurate with penalties prescribed under Bolivian law for other serious crimes, such as rape. • The government provided human rights training with anti-trafficking content for its troops before they deployed on international peacekeeping missions. The report’s recommendations for Bolivia include enhancing victim services across the country by increasing resources designated for specialized assistance for trafficking victims, including for victims of forced labor; strengthening efforts to prosecute trafficking offenses, and convicting and punishing trafficking offenders and fraudulent labor recruiters; increasing resources for prosecutors and police and ensuring that dedicated human trafficking units focus on human trafficking as opposed to other crimes such as missing persons. • The government also developed public service announcements on the new law that aired during the year. The new law required media outlets to run a certain number of minutes of public service announcements about human trafficking and the new law each month. Additionally, the report recommends that Bolivia enhances its efforts to identify trafficking victims proactively by developing formal procedures for identification of victims among vulnerable populations; intensifies law enforcement efforts against the forced labor of adults and children, including domestic servitude, and the forced prostitution of adults; and ensures that returning Bolivian trafficking victims receive reintegration services. The Government of Bolivia does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. During the year, the government enacted a new trafficking law that strengthened victim protection and trafficking prevention efforts. However, it did not provide dedicated funding to government ministries to fulfill some of the law’s new requirements until 2013. center_img In order to implement the new law, the government of Bolivia took various steps. Some of these are summarized below: • The national anti-trafficking council, which also focused on smuggling, developed implementing guidelines for the new trafficking law, which were formalized in February 2013. By Dialogo September 03, 2013 • The government also hired officers in 14 specialized anti-trafficking and anti-smuggling police units that were also funded by foreign governments. • Law enforcement officials and prosecutors received anti-trafficking training from government officials in 2012, often funded by NGOs, international organizations, as well as a foreign government. According to the Trafficking in Persons Report published in June 2013 by the U.S. Department of State, Bolivia is principally a source country for men, women, and children who are exploited in sex trafficking and forced labor within the country or abroad. Bolivians are found in conditions of forced labor in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Spain, the United States, and other countries, usually in sweatshops and agriculture, as well as in domestic service. The law diverges from the 2000 UN TIP Protocol by penalizing illegal adoption as human trafficking. Previously, Bolivian law prohibited all forms of human trafficking and prescribed penalties of eight to 12 years’ imprisonment. last_img read more

Fair propels Orange offense, pushes team past Florida State in 2nd half

first_imgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One by one, C.J. Fair’s shots fell through the net to start the second half.Fair hit five consecutive shots to help the Orange pull away from Florida State. He nailed jumpers from a multitude of angles as SU’s lead swelled.He finished with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, also snagging seven rebounds and four steals. On a night where Syracuse shot the ball extremely well from the field, Fair was the most reliable option, as he has been most of the season. His second-half rampage propelled the No. 7 Orange (27-4, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) to a 74-58 win over Florida State (18-12, 9-9) on Sunday.“We saw right away he got it going,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He had the hot hand. I thought this was his best offensive game since Duke.”Fair said Boeheim ran many plays to get him the ball. With a defender right in his chops, Fair jab-stepped to create space. He rose up and unleashed a jumper, watching as the ball soared through the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe nailed three more jump shots and added a bucket inside, scoring 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the first six minutes of the second frame.“C.J.’s just one of those players that we look to in the second half to pull us away,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “I feel like he did that today.”Michael Gbinije said that when Fair’s cooking from the field, it opens up the entire paint. Fair’s man can’t help, which creates driving lines, Gbinije added.When Fair’s playing at such a high level, Syracuse becomes that much tougher to guard.He’s been SU’s most consistent option all season and was recently named one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award given to the country’s best player. Fair has been dominant for most of the year, but Sunday was the first time since Duke came to the Carrier Dome that that’s been the case.Defenders tried to drape him. They knew what was coming. Some crafty footwork. A hesitation move. A quick release. But they couldn’t stop it.“I think we found C.J. in C.J.’s spots,” guard Trevor Cooney said, “where he’s comfortable and can get it and go and not have to force a lot of things, which is great.”With the game out of reach and Syracuse up by 13 with less than a minute to go, Fair gave Florida State a final glimpse of the dominance it had been subjected to all afternoon.He caught a pass from Rakeem Christmas in the corner, stopped and drained a 3, holding his follow-through for a few seconds before jogging downcourt.“To see the ball go in,” Fair said with a smile, “you get a little rhythm from there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Iheanacho, Ndidi to Get New Coach as Leicester Fires Puel

first_imgNigeria internationals Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi are set to get a new coach at Leicester City following the dismissal of Frenchman Claude Puel yesterday.The handwriting was on the wall that Puel was the next Premier League coach to be sacked following Leicester City’s poor run of results with six losses in their last seven games in all competitions and the 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday was the final straw for the Foxes higher ups.Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has an excellent relationship with Puel and the German admitted that he was in touch with the former Southampton coach over the striker’s lack of first team opportunities before the 2018 World Cup. ”Leicester City Football Club has today (Sunday) parted company with Claude Puel, who leaves his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect,” Leicester City said in a statement on its website.“The club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career.”Puel, 57, leaves the club 12th in the Premier League having lost five of their last six league games.The Frenchman guided Leicester to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season but the club are now looking for their fourth permanent manager in 23 months.Assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay will also leave the club, with first-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler set to take temporary charge of the squad.Leicester’s next game is at home in the Premier League against Brighton on Tuesday.Puel was appointed on a three-year deal in October 2017, succeeding Craig Shakespeare who in turn followed 2015-16 Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri in managing the club.The former Lyon boss had been dismissed by Southampton in June 2017 and arrived at Leicester four months later with the club third from bottom of the league.He led them to ninth in the table, just their second top-10 finish in the Premier League since 2000.This season, Leicester have won nine of their 27 league matches, including back-to-back victories over Manchester City and Chelsea over the festive period.But Puel’s style of play and recent team selections have been met with hesitation from Foxes fans.Puel incensed some fans by fielding a weakened side against Manchester City in a Carabao Cup quarter-final defeat, with James Maddison and Marc Albrighton starting on the bench, while Jamie Vardy did not feature at all.The Foxes’ 2-1 FA Cup defeat at Newport came after Puel made seven changes to his side – with Maddison and Vardy named on the bench – despite choosing five Premier League winners in the starting XI.Striker Vardy, who has scored eight Premier League goals this season and is the club’s highest goal scorer this campaign, recently admitted that Puel’s tactical approach did not suit his style of play.“Does it? No, but is that down to me to adapt to it? Yes. And obviously the only way I’m going to do that and keep progressing is working hard on the training field,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more