On the trail of migrant smugglers

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A boat carrying over 90 migrants is docked at the port of Pylos, southwestern Greece, on December 26, 2013.

On the trail of migrant smugglers


JOHANNESBURG, 7 January 2014 (IRIN) - When the corpses of migrants are discovered in the desert, floating at sea, or in airless container trucks, the official response often includes calls to take action against the smugglers. Following the deaths of over 300 migrants who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean in October 2013, for example, Italy’s integration minister, Cecile Kyenge, declared, “Behind these tragedies… there are human traffickers who are enriching themselves on the backs of pe...


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