"La Reina del Sur," Kate del Castillo, isn’t keeping quiet about human trafficking. As spokesperson for MTV EXIT’s latest campaign, "Tu voz, alianza contra la trata de personas en Mexico" ["Your Voice: Alliance Against Human Trafficking in Mexico"], the actress is speaking out against strip clubs.
“It would be great if there were more shelters to protect and rescue these girls and that impunity [for the traffickers] was eliminated, because when these people go free the problem continues,” Kate reportedly said at yesterday’s premiere of the documentary, Invisible Slaves [Esclavos Invisibles], in Mexico.
She added, “The laws must change, in fact, I would even petition for strip clubs to be shut down. It’s at these places where the problem occurs…that’s where trafficking takes place even though it may not seem like it.”
Kate said she’s wanted to get involved with this cause for a long time and hopes to use her celebrity status to raise awareness about the topic. The "Your Voice" campaign, a joint effort between MTV Latinoamerica, Calle 13, Fundacion Telefonica and The Pan American Development Foundation (Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo) includes 4 animated documentaries in which former victims discuss their experiences with human trafficking. The capsules, narrated by Calle 13's Rene Perez, premiere August 31st on MTV Latinoamerica.
This isn’t the first time Kate del Castillo has dealt with strip clubs. Let’s not forget she worked the pole in the 2005 film, American Visa, where she portrayed a “teibolera”!