Special Reports

The Star’s human trafficking project team

The stories took reporters and a photographer from crowded Guatemalan migrant shelters to the deadly streets of Tijuana, Mexico.

Reporters also spent six months conducting hundreds of interviews and reviewing thousands of pages of court documents, as well as government records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Laura Bauer

is a general assignment reporter and has worked at The Star for five years. Call her at 816-234-4944, or send e-mail to



Mike McGraw

is a projects reporter and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for a series on the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Call him at 816-234-4423, or send e-mail to



Mark Morris

is a federal courts reporter and co-author of “Fatal Error,” a New York Times and UPI Booklist best-seller. Call him at 816-234-4310, or send e-mail to



Keith Myers

is a staff photographer and winner of many awards. Call him at 816-516-9658, or send e-mail to



Bill Dalton

, The Star’s political editor, edited the project. Call him at 816-234-4919, or send e-mail to



Don Munday

edited the copy.

Greg Branson, Hector Casanova


Dave Eames

produced the graphics.

Charles Gooch

designed the pages.