US included in State Department's annual trafficking report rankings for first time

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WASHINGTON — The United States is included in the State Department's annual report on human trafficking for the first time in the report's 10-year history.

"We have an involuntary servitude problem now just as we always have throughout history," said Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca of the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.

He told journalists June 14 that putting the United States in the report was common sense, "as we work toward a lead-by-example diplomacy."

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