Martin Launches Human Rights Hotline

Puerto Rican pop star RICKY MARTIN hit the streets of Washington D.C. earlier this week (29Apr08) to raise awareness for his anti-trafficking hotline.
Through his own Ricky Martin Foundation, the UNICEF goodwill ambassador has launched the Llama y Vive campaign, or Call and Live, a toll-free hotline that provides services for victims of trafficking and exploitation.
The initiative aims to reach 100,000 Latinos in the U.S. capital with prevention messages, and give legal advice to victims through the Spanish-language telephone line.
Call and Live has already been implemented in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Nicaragua, where it has received more than 55,000 calls, triggered 60 police investigations and the rescue of at least a dozen victims. It is now set to expand to five more Latin countries.
Martin, 36, says, "Once you have all this information, if you do nothing, it's like allowing it to happen."


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Ricky is a man to be admired. He doesn't just TALK about what needs to be done about world problems....he actually does something about it. He gives his time , his $$$$ and his passion . Love the man.
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wanna tell mr martin that he made an action that the whole world will never forget " martin's humanity"
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I cant esplain in English,what I feel,but I will writte in spanish, frogive me that.Mi comentario en español es el siguiente:Ricky Martin me parece una persona verdaderamente humana, que hace todo lo posible para que los niños y adolescentes esten protegidos, y esto me parece maravilloso, que una persona tan famosa y exitosa sea tan sencillo y comprometido con esta causa, mis felicitaciones para el y ojala halla muchos Ricky Martin, haciendo lo mismo que el,Gracias por ser asi, dede Argentina, Miriam
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I will writte in spanish, because, I can express better what I want to say. forgive me for that. voy a expresar lo que siento, para mi Ricky Martin me parece una persona sumamente humana, que se interesa por la proteccion de los niños y adolecentes, me parece una labor muy importante la que Ricky esta haciendo, por lo cual lo felicito y Ojala hubiera en este mundo muchos Rickys que hagan lo mismo, gracias por ser como sos, te Felicito mucho y sigue asi.desde Argentina,Miriam
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I will tee you in spanish because is better for me, Ricky Martin es un ser humano maravillosos, que adeamas de ser un muy buen cantante, esta haciendo cosas muy buenas para que paren con el trafico de ninios, lo felicito por que ponde todo de el,en esta causa,ojala hubiera muchos Ricky Martin haciendo esto, ayudando a que no ataque la inocencia de jovenes y ninios,te felicito nuevamente,desde Argentina tu amiga Miriam,aqui me tienes si me necesitas,sigue adelante,lo que haces es muy valioso
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