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Thai Tourist Ferry Sinks, Killing At Least 6

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

At least six passengers including three foreigners died after a tourist ferry sank on Sunday off the Thai resort of Pattaya, police said. "There are s...

Underground Trade Part Six: The Shame (of Human Trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Sometimes it's hard to imagine this thing we used to call "shame." In the era of reality TV and YouTube, where almost anything goes, shame seems like a social anachronism.

Underground Trade Part Five: Taken into China (Human Trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Vietnam is losing its children. The numbers tell only part of the story of human trafficking, and those numbers vary depending on who you ask.

Underground Trade Part Four: One Town in Thailand (and human trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Phillip Martin

The beach town's famed nightlife was already in full swing. Pattaya is a "Wild West" of bars, massage parlors, brothels and strip clubs. I watched as inebriated men wandered up and down the red-light district with its neon-sketched bars to the left and right.

Underground Trade Part Three: The Business of Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Why would someone fly 8,500 miles and spend $4,000 dollars to pony up to a bar in Pattaya, Thailand? "If they go into Pattaya, it's not because Pattaya has nice beaches," said Somerville, MA., Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello. "It's because it has sex tourism."

Underground Trade Part Two: The Route Through Queens

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Without ever knowing it, you've driven the same routes, passed the same landmarks and used the same rest stops as today's human trafficking networks that operate from New York to New England.

Underground Trade, Part One: Hiding in Plain Sight

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Wellesley, Mass., went from a town renowned for its colleges and highly educated residents to a place where cops busted an alleged prostitution ring that operated out of a massage parlor.

Thai Couples Strive To Break Record In Valentine 'Kissathon'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) - It was one long kiss -- one world-breaking embrace for mankind. (Scroll down for photos) Seven determined couples locked li...

Hitler Billboard Removed By Thai Wax Museum After Complaints

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK (AFP) - A Thai waxworks museum has apologized and covered up a giant billboard of Adolf Hitler giving a Nazi salute after the Israeli and Germ...