Discovery en Espanol Exposes The Real Life Stories Of Sex Trafficking In Mexico And The U.S.

Nov 20, 2013
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The network premieres its ‘Discovery a Fondo’ documentaries “Trata de mujeres: de Tenancingo a Nueva York” and “Huesos que hablan”

MIAMI, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Discovery en Espanol finishes off its year with the premiere of two original productions that conduct comprehensive investigations into two harsh realities.


In TRATA DE MUJERES: DE TENANCINGO A NUEVA YORK, premiering on Sunday, December 8 at 10pm ET/PT, the savagery behind a growing sex trade is exposed, revealing a black market business that runs from Mexico to the United States and affects thousands of women. Meanwhile, in HUESOS QUE HABLAN, airing Sunday, December 15 at 10pm ET/PT, viewers will have exclusive access to Ciudad Juarez’s Center for Forensics Services and the infamous cases of feminicide and violent crimes investigated there.

Each year, thousands of women are turned into sex slaves in Mexico. While these girls are from all over Mexico, it is known that the majority of pimps are located mainly in one city: Tenancingo, an epicenter of female sex trafficking. In TRATA DE MUJERES: DE TENANCINGO A NUEVA YORK, Discovery en Espanol’s cameras travel from this small town up to seedy locations in New York to uncover how these mafia families operate, luring girls through the false pretense of arranged marriages, but instead forcing them into prostitution.

The production exposes this stark reality through the heart-wrenching testimonies and stories of Madai and Amanda, two young women who were forced to act as sex slaves for bosses in Tenancingo. The documentary includes interviews with a pimp who reveals the secrets of his trade to the cameras, as well as statements given by government officials and organizations on both sides of the border, and from mothers who have spent years looking for their daughters.

In the documentary HUESOS QUE HABLAN, which premieres Sunday, December 15 at 10pm ET/PT, scientists and detectives work together in the brand new Ciudad Juarez’s Center for Forensics Services to uncover the identities of countless victims. From 2008 to 2011, two drug cartels battled for control of Ciudad Juarez, and thousands of people were slaughtered during the four year period. In order to solve these violent crimes, especially the feminicide, and in response to pressure by the hundreds of families demanding an explanation, Mexico’s government invested millions of dollars and created a forensics center equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and technology.

Throughout this program, viewers are given exclusive access to these labs and will witness the city’s forensic team’s tireless work. They study the recovered bones of 11 women who were found in Juarez Valley, 25 miles south of the United States border, once again garnering much-needed attention for the infamous feminicides that occurred in that city.

“Trata de mujeres: de Tenancingo a Nueva York” and “Huesos que hablan” are Discovery en Espanol original productions developed by Executive Producers Michela Giorelli and Irune Ariztoy, in collaboration with Pacha Films. “Trata de mujeres: de Tenancingo a Nueva York” was directed by Bill Delany, while “Huesos que hablan” was produced under Giovanni Ulleri’s directorial vision.

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