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Thailand Protests US Trafficking Blacklist

Thailand has asked the United States to reconsider its placing of the kingdom in the bottom tier of an annual report on human trafficking, a ranking that could potentially prompt sanctions. The State Department report, released Friday, demoted Thailand, Malaysia, Gambia and Venezuela to Tier 3, the lowest category, joining such states as Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Zimbabwe. Being placed on the Tier 3 blacklist could prompt sanctions or make multinational companies hesitant to invest...

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