KRGV 5 – Inside the Slave Trade

One woman was sold on an auction block. Another became an involuntary servant in the land of the free.

“Human slavery, we have it. It is in our neighborhood but a lot of people don’t want to see it,” says Jaime Ortiz, a coordinator for the South Texas Civil Rights Project.

“Slavery is still here in our neighborhood in the Rio Grande Valley.”

During CHANNEL 5 NEWS’ investigation into the slave trade, we met a woman in Reynosa who had escaped her life as a sex slave the night before we spoke to her. We’ll call her “Carlita.”

To read the entire story and view the broadcast, click here.

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