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Little Progress Made in Efforts to Dismantle Human Smuggling Rings

On October 3, 2013, hundreds of African migrants desperate to reach Europe died less than 400 meters from reaching their goal. With the Italian island of Lampedusa in sight, the migrants’ rickety, overcrowded boat began to sink. They set a blanket on fire to signal for help, but flames engulfed the ship. The passengers crowded to one side, and the vessel capsized. The official death toll was 368, according to the International Organization for Migration. Others remain missing and most...

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