Brazil to consider halting migration from Colombia and Mexico

The Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro told The Huffington Post’s that he plans to make an announcement about COVID-19, an anti-trafficking measure to protect women from trafficking at the borders, “very soon,” and he said he was “willing to put certain measures into effect to be able to stop trafficking operations from Mexico and Colombia.” The measure is now being debated, and a decision on whether to adopt it would require support from the country’s interior minister, as well as president Jair Bolsonaro.

The ministry, along with other law enforcement agencies, are working to bring illicit activities such as trafficking to the national spotlight, Castro said. His stated commitment comes in the wake of a fresh wave of abuses at the hands of authorities against the indigenous population. On Sunday, as it marched through the streets of Rio, Brazil, women marched with the slogan “We are Not Buying or Selling Women,” with many saying they wanted to bring attention to rape, and rape kits, which the group said were being improperly distributed to clinics, “in order to render the kits useless.”

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