Cablegate: Uruguay: Additional Information On Child Labor and Forced
DE RUEHMN #0146 0571329
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 261328Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY MONTEVIDEO
TO RUEHC/DEPT OF LABOR WASHINGTON DC
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0283
INFO RUEHMN/AMEMBASSY MONTEVIDEO
UNCLAS MONTEVIDEO 000146
DOL/ILAB FOR LEYLA STROTKAMP, RACHEL RIGBY, AND TINA MCCARTER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ELAB EIND ETRD KTIP PHUM SOCI UY
SUBJECT: Uruguay: Additional Information on Child Labor and Forced
REF: MONTEVIDEO 86; 09 STATE 131995
1. Post provides missing information from Ref A to complete the
request for information on child and forced labor in Uruguay.
2G) Continual Progress
2. The incidence of child labor in Uruguay is relatively low, and
the GOU sustained its efforts to monitor, investigate and prosecute
suspected offenders. In the area of trafficking of persons and use
of minors in illicit activity, the creation of the Specialized
Courts for Organized Crime is leading to the formation of more
effective investigation and prosecution, though to this point there
has been limited increase in cases involving minors. The awareness
of the existence of exploitative child labor is increasing, and
funding for campaigns and inspections has remained constant.
Nevertheless, limited resources continue to restrict authorities'
efforts to fully combat exploitative child labor.