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.”
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