Suridh Hassan, Omer Azm and Leah Holzworth May 21, 2013 06:01
MANADO, Indonesia — Human trafficking is hard to stop in North Sulawesi since the practice is largely culturally condoned and many victims are sold into slavery by their friends and family. More than 100,000 women and children are trafficked each year in Indonesia, with the port city of Manado serving as a hub of the trade.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is now the world’s largest crack market, with over a million users, according to studies. It’s so bad, the health minister called it an “epidemic” and the federal government announced a $2 billion program to combat it last December. Yet Evangelical church groups are making some headway in cleaning up the city's "crakolandias."