April 4th, 2011
03:36 PM ET

Enslaved on 'ghost ships'

From a thriving industry in southeast Asia, the catch might end up on dinner plates almost anywhere in the world.

But you might be shocked to know how these fish are caught. Sometimes the boats are floating prisons crewed by slaves.

In this video report above, CNN's Dan Rivers explores the story of brothers Pheum Dina and Pheum Bolin, who were lured from Cambodia to work on the fishing boats three years ago. They say they were imprisoned on a Thai trawler for 3 months – with no pay and no chance to escape. They were slaves at sea. FULL POST

Topics: Business • Life In Slavery
April 4th, 2011
02:39 PM ET

Profit at the expense of good business?

By Carmen K. Iezzi, Special to CNN

Editor's Note: Since 2006, Carmen K. Iezzi has served as executive director of the Fair Trade Federation, a trade association based in Washington, D.C., that supports North American organizations committed to fair trade.

At what expense do we maximize profits?

At the cost of children's lives?

At the cost of the planet's resources?

At the cost of good business sense?

CEOs, you may tell us that in order to maximize profit for your shareholders, you must turn to cheap, even child, labor. Yet, these practices come at the expense of good business sense, on top of the clear social, moral, and environmental costs. FULL POST

April 4th, 2011
02:29 PM ET

Human trafficking in Hong Kong

CNN's Sara Sidner reports on how Hong Kong serves as a destination and transit area for human trafficking.

Topics: The Traffickers