Discovery en Español wins Emmy for doc on Mexico sex trafficking
| 02 October 2014
A Discovery en Español's investigative documentary has won an Emmy 2014 Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in the News and Documentary in the Spanish category.
Trata de mujeres: de Tenancingo a New York (Sex Trafficking: from Tenancingo to New York) examines the reality of the thousands of Mexican women who are forced into sexual slavery each year. The young women fall victim to pimps, many of them from the town of Tenancingo, Mexico, considered the capital of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Discovery en Español's team travelled from Tenancingo to New York to trace the operations of these family mafias, who trick young women into going to New York with promises of false marriages and then force them into prostitution.
The documentary includes interviews with victims, the authorities and organisations that combat human trafficking.
"We are so proud for this recognition which serves to strengthen our commitment to continue producing and presenting quality content with relevance for Latino and US Hispanic audiences," said Michela Giorelli, vice president for production and content development at Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic. "Our goal is to objectively expose all of the angles of real issues that are of interest to Hispanic audiences."