US removes Cuba from human trafficking list
July 28 , 2015
Cuba has been removed from a US list of countries that have failed to tackle human trafficking. The US State Department report mentioning the change comes after the two countries established formal diplomatic relations.
The US previously accused the Cuban government of forcing people to travel to foreign countries for government-backed work. The State Department included Cuba on its trafficking list in 2003.
According to the latest report, Cuba did not “fully comply” with the minimum standards needed to eliminate trafficking but was “making significant efforts” in that direction.