The Dallas Morning News
Human trafficking in Cuba investigated
HAVANA — An independent expert from the United Nations was in Cuba on Monday for a four-day visit to evaluate the human trafficking situation on the island for the first time in a decade.
Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro is expected to visit a school and meet parliament leader Esteban Lazo.
Cuba has generally rejected inspections by international organizations, but officials welcomed Giammarinaro upon her arrival.
They presented her with a government action plan on trafficking and exploitation. According to government statistics, in 2015 a little over 2,000 cases of underage sexual abuse were reported among a population of 2.6 million children.