Albania Poised to Again Be Major Source of Sex Trade Traffic

The US State Department, and other organizations working against sexual slavery around the world, fear Albania’s decision to make speedboats legal again after a three-year ban, will accelerate sexual trafficking.

Officials note that the global economic crisis is increasing the numbers of people — primarily women and children — are taking more risk in pursuit of a better life. Read this excellent, in-depth NYTimes article On Speedboats, Legal Again, Albania’s Illicit Sex Trade Could Flare.

See also a related NYTimes article: New Policy Permits Asylum for Battered Women