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Combating underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas

Zach Meyer / Special to Las Vegas Weekly Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 | Related story In fight against human trafficking, law enforcement has had to evolve Trafficking vs. prostitution Trafficking involves unwilling or coerced participants; prostitution involves individuals who have entered the lifestyle by choice. Nevada has both legal and illegal prostitution, but soliciting sex is illegal in Las Vegas’ jurisdiction. Editor’s note: Names and details that could reveal the subject’s identity were changed or…

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Cancun has a major murder problem

March 12, 2018 | The Mexican federal police patrol a beach in Cancun, Mexico. While Cancun is known for its spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise waters, the tourist hotspot is in the grips of a brutal and growing crime wave that threatens to leave it a ghost town. Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, things are so bad in Cancun that the murder rate has doubled in the past year — with…

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