The “blacklist” was divulged in the anual State Department report on human trafficking. The document grated Venezuela with the lowest score (level 3), which could result in penalties assessed against them.
This list has a total of 23 countries, including Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Malaysia.
Among the countries that experienced a downgrade also figures Colombia, which has fallen from the first category, integrated by those countries that fully comply with the Law on Protection of Victims of Trafficking.
Until now, the government of Venezuelahas made no pronouncements on this announcement.