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Lucia's Letter

Slavery in America still exists. In southwest Florida, for example, women and girls from Central America arrive everyday looking for a better life.

2011 / Amy Tardif / WGCU-FM, USA

Slavery in America still exists. In southwest Florida, for example, women and girls from Central America arrive everyday looking for a better life.

Their families have paid good money to men who claim they'll take care of the girls as they smuggle them across the Guatemalan and Mexican/U.S. border and through the southern part of the country into Florida. But it's the girls who end up paying a huge price in the end. Amy Tardif has the story of what happens to these girls and how one southwest Florida organization is trying to stop it.

Lucia's Letter aired in January, 2010 on WGCU-FM Public Radio in Southwest Florida.


produced by

Amy Tardif

Amy Tardif is the FM Station Manager and News Director for WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, FL.


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