An interesting development as Mexico ends funding for human trafficking NGOs, significantly altering its approach to fighting human trafficking activity within its borders. Reuters has the story:
Mexico will stop giving financial aid to anti-human trafficking organizations and instead run shelters and victim care directly, the president said on Monday, drawing criticism from activists who said the plan lacked detail.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed past corruption for the move and said it would mean more money getting to the people who needed it.
“With this system of intermediation, most of the money stayed in the hands of intermediaries,” Lopez Obrador said at a news conference.
“Now the government will do it directly,” he added, saying he wanted to open new government shelters as soon as possible.