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Drug Cartels

PBS Frontline: Drug Wars - Colombian Traffickers
Includes overviews of the Medellin and Cali

Today's Mexican Drug Cartels
Chronicles the rise of Mexico's narcotics traffickers from mere mules for the Colombian cartels to drug lords in their own right.

Murder, Money & Mexico
Frontline special on the rise and fall of the Salinas brothers.

Drug Cartel Intelligence Operations
Details the intelligence operations and spy technology used by drug traffickers to elude law enforcement.

Drug Cartel Threat, The
Discusses the challenges Mexico faces moving from one-party rule to a multiparty democracy in the face of the drug cartels' influence.

CPJ: Free-Fire Zone
Focusing on the death of Zeta magazine editor, Francisco Ortiz Franco, who was assassinated by gang members in collaboration with the Arellano-Felix Organization in response to his articles regarding the drug cartel.

DEA: Arellano-Felix Hot Line
Official site of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hotline for the Arellano-Felix Organization, often referred to as the Tijuana Cartel. Includes reward information, contact phone numbers, and updated arrests.

Frontline: The Arellano-Felix Organization
PBS overview of the Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), often referred to as the Tijuana Cartel. Features video, familiy profiles, interviews with investigating officers, and articles regarding the drug cartel and its practices.

Cali Drug Cartel Marketing Analysis
Profiles the cartel as if it were a legitimate trade.

Colombia Arrests Suspected Head of Cali Cartel
Describes the arrest of cartel kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela.

CNN Presents: The rise and fall of the Cali cocaine cartel - Jan. 6, 1995
Reviews the arrests of the brothers Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela who ran the cartel until 1994, and of the number three man Jose Santacruz Londono.

Frontline Drug Wars: George Jung
Interview with the drug trafficker on whom the movie Blow is based. Covers the beginning of the Medellin cartel with Carlos Lehder, Pablo Escobar, and the Ochoa brothers.

Media Censor CIA Ties With Medellin Drug Cartel
Article from 1988.

Frontline Drug Wars: Juan David Ochoa
Interview with the narcotrafficker and a principal member of the Medellin cocaine cartel.

Human Trafficking

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
Works internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms, especially prostitution and trafficking in women and children.
Resource for combating human trafficking in the East Asia Pacific region.

Protection Project, The
Establishing an international framework for the elimination of trafficking in persons, especially women and children.

Stop Human Traffic
Anti-Slavery International campaign against the modern-day slave trade. Features several personal stories illustrating how this practice is a problem throughout the world.

Campaign Against the Trafficking of Women and Girls
Human Rights Watch reports, articles, and press releases addressing the illegal recruitment, transport, and sometimes sale of human beings for the purpose of exploiting their labor.

U.S. Department of State: Human Trafficking
Includes statements from the president as well as the annual Trafficking in Persons Report.

Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
Resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, addressing this form of modern-day slavery.

UN Office on Drugs and Crime: Trafficking in Human Beings
Provides information about The Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings (GPAT), as well as other related UN conventions and protocols.

Association of Albanian Girls and Women (AAGW)
Nonprofit humanitarian organization empowering victims of human trafficking in Albania.

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (PDF)
Text of the U.S. law addressing issues of worker exploitation resulting from trafficking in persons.

Child Trafficking Research Hub
Hosted by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Center, it is intended for international researchers, policy-makers, and operational personnel involved in countering child trafficking activities.

Responses to Human Trafficking
An electronic journal of the U.S. Department of State; Volume 8, Number 2, June 2003. Features reports form the U.S. government and commentaries from NGOs on the trafficking of persons.

Criminal Justice Resources: Human Trafficking
Collection of papers, reports, and organizations addressing the exploitation of people by organized crime across the globe

Internet and Sex Industries: Partners in Global Sexual Exploitation
Looks at how through financial and technological interdependence, the sex industry and the Internet industry have become partners in the global sexual exploitation of women and children.

TUCP/Solidarity Center Anti-Trafficking Project
Watch group monitoring human trafficking, processing cases, and protecting victims and vulnerable groups in the Philippines.

World Revolution: Human Trafficking
Guide to articles, organizations, and research on the Web addressing this new form of slavery.

Stop Child Trafficking
International campaign fighting child trafficking.

Annotated Guide to the Complete UN Trafficking Protocol, The
Report from the International Human Rights Law Group.

Current Social Issues in Ukraine
Focusing on trafficking and enslavement of young women.
Online research and training center, teaching people how they can combat the third largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world.

Florida Responds to Human Trafficking
2004 report on modern day slavery from the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights.


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