Illegal, inhuman, and impervious to recession, there is one trade that continues to thrive, just out of sight. The international sex trade criss-crosses the entire globe, a sinister network made up of criminal masterminds, local handlers, corrupt policemen, wilfully blind politicians, eager consumers, and countless hapless women and children. In this ground-breaking work of investigative reporting, the celebrated journalist Lydia Cacho follows the trail of the traffickers and their victims from Mexico to Turkey, Thailand to Iraq, Georgia to the UK, to expose the trade’s hidden links with the tourist industry, internet pornography, drugs and arms smuggling, the selling of body organs, money laundering, and even terrorism. This is an underground economy in which a sex slave can be bought for the price of a gun, but Cacho’s powerful first-person interviews with mafiosi, pimps, prostitutes, and those who managed to escape from captivity makes it impossible to ignore the terrible human cost of this lucrative exchange. Shocking and sobering, Slavery Inc, is an exceptional book, both for the colossal scope of its enquiry, and for the tenacious bravery with which Cacho pursues the truth. Slavery Inc(1)


‘Cacho has brought to light information that was previously unavailable and she has exposed herself to enormous risk by informing against powerful businessmen and politicians…. The importance of her evidence has universal validity.’ Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorra

‘Cacho uncovers some of the most harrowing tales from kidnapped sex trafficking victims, those who save and protect them, as well as traffickers themselves’ Northern Echo

‘Independent and critical journalism has become a high risk profession, but Lydia has spent seven years living under impending threats from the people in power that she has so bravely identified in her books… The work that Lydia Cacho does is as indispensable as the air we breathe’ English PEN

‘Lydia Cacho inspires, encourages, protects, empowers. She has modelled what investigative journalism should be for generations to come. She has attacked and shaken a Mexican elite who thought their power allowed them to act in all impunity. And she has stood for women’s rights when many of us would have retreated. She does not. I suspect she never will. Lydia is never scared to uncover the truly ugly: that hatred which runs deep in all societies, that which rapes, abuses, maims and kills millions of girls and women. Her voice, modest for herself, is strident for others, the small, the forgotten, the victims. For that, she has faced violence, abuse, imprisonment and death. Her countless international awards for investigative journalism, human rights, anti-corruption, women’s rights, and personal courage testify to Lydia’s exceptional display of courage and determination.’ Agnes Callamard, Director, Article 19

‘Lydia Cacho is an extraordinarily brave writer who, despite having been subject to repeated attacks and threats, never fails to give a voice to those unable or unwilling to speak out for themselves. Whether victims of domestic violence, child prostitution, sex trafficking, organised crime, or corruption, or fellow journalists reluctant to publish their findings for fear of the possible repercussions, Cacho tells their stories with power and compassion. This willingness, or compulsion, to tackle the thorniest of issues, led to Cacho being named the winner of the PEN Pinter Prize for an International Writer of Courage in 2010. She is an inspirational journalist and campaigner who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Speech, certainly casts an “unflinching, unswerving” gaze, not only upon her native Mexico, but on the world.’ Gillian Slovo, President of English PEN

2 comentarios en “SLAVERY INC.

  1. Sus libros son excepcionales y crean conciencia de lo que está pasando, ya que nos muestra una realidad que pocos conocen o quieren ver. A la luz de todas la autoridades y con encubrimiento de las mismas. esta esclavitud del nuevo siglo, es por demás inhumana, desgarra y roba sueños, acaba con vidas inocentes y enriquece a los viles seres que llevan a cabo este desgraciado mal que junto con el narcotráfico han permeado al mundo con toda la impunidad.
    Gracias Lydia, lo que usted escribe es más que un testimonio puesto a los ojos de los que no quieren ver, es un testimonio a gritos para aquellos que no quieren oír, aún y con los riesgos de su propia persona.
    Dios la siga protegiendo.

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