Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking

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Portobello Books, 2013 - Human trafficking - 320 pages
Illegal, inhuman, and impervious to recession, there is one trade that continues to thrive, just out of sight. The international sex trade criss-crosses the entire globe, a sinister network made up of criminal masterminds, local handlers, corrupt policemen, wilfully blind politicians, eager consumers, and countless exploited women and children. In this ground-breaking work of investigative reporting, the celebrated journalist Lydia Cacho follows the trail of the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Georgia to the UK, to expose the trade's hidden links with the tourist industry, internet pornography, drugs and arms smuggling, the selling of body organs, money laundering, and even terrorism. Shocking and sobering, Slavery Inc. is an exceptional book, both for the colossal scope of its enquiry, and for the tenacious bravery with which Cacho pursues the truth.

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Chapter 3 is about a beautiful woman named Rhoda Kershaw. Not only was she duped by traffickers she was also duped by Lydia Cacho. She was told that Lydia Cacho’s publishing company would like to have her write her story as a book. She never heard from them after she sent them her synopsis via email. Then horrifyingly enough she found out a couple years later that Lydia Cacho had written her story using her own words and her real name in the first edition of slaves Inc. She found out after people had contacted her through Facebook. Not only was this an illegal injustice, but she had been exploited for another persons gain and plagiarized. Lydia Cacho found out how upset Rhoda was and changed her name to Anne with blond hair in the book. Rhoda Kershaw is a vivacious hero for what she has survived and escaped. After being in Mexico for vacation with her husband Dave she had seen an advertisement or something of that sort on a safe house for survivors of human trafficking. She told her husband she would like to donate the rest of their vacation money to that safe House. They found the safe house with Lydia Cacho inside gave her the money and showed her an article of her story. This is how they met. Once again Rhoda Kershaw was in justly treated!  

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I watched an interview with Lydia and can't wait to read the book, this lady is a force for action against the repulsive trade in humans. Shocking that this sex trade involves children as young as 2 years old. Governments must take action- real action and I hope this book is read and people push for more action. 

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About the author (2013)

LYDIA CACHO is an internationally admired Mexican journalist-campaigner. She became a cause cel bre with her book, Demons of Eden, which exposed a paedophilia ring involving Mexico's richest businessman, his friend the governor and an array of 'big men'. She took the ring to trial but was jailed and abused herself before winning her argument and her freedom. She is a columnist on El Universal, a prominent feminist activist against violence, and teaches workshops on how to help trafficking victims. She has been named UNESCO World Press Freedom Hero.She is currently in hiding. http: //www.lydiacacho.net/english/

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