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Preteen Girls Satisfy Demand for Sex Tourism In Brazil

Preteen Girls Satisfy Demand for Sex Tourism In Brazil

How do you weather the global economic crisis?  Following Brazil’s example, it seems that one way is to permit, if not encourage, large-scale sex tourism.  The country has long attracted significant numbers of tourists, but, as a BBC reporter pointed out in a recent article, the country’s “erotic” reputation often results in an “unwanted” kind of tourist.

The legal age for prostitution in Brazil is 18, but in reality, many of the country’s sex workers are younger.  Some begin working when they are as old as seven or eight; Unicef estimates there are 250,000 child prostitutes in Brazil.  Some work to fund crack cocaine habits; others, because there are simply no other options.  And although the Brazilian government has engaged in a significant crackdown on sex tourists, arresting offenders and taking underage girls into care, the problem is still incredibly widespread.

The people who operate care houses for underage prostitutes report that girls routinely arrive with varying stages of cervical cancer; others are pregnant.  Other girls live in a state of constant fear, under the influence of a pimp who threatens them if they try to escape.

“I had no choice but to do what he said. I felt I was losing my childhood, I was only nine years old,” explained one twelve-year-old girl. “I was scared. Sometimes if I came back without money for him he’d hit me.”

Prostitution has a complex history in Brazil; it is legal but not regulated, and although condom use is high, due to a large-scale education campaign initiated by the Brazilian government.  The government has been trying to curb sex tourism for decades, with limited success.  And although child prostitution is often targeted, Brazil is usually ranked second behind Thailand in terms of child sex trafficking.

The BBC article, which is a little strange (why the accompanying pictures of the BBC reporter talking to various child prostitutes?), nevertheless gets its point across.  Child prostitution is a huge issue in Brazil, and the government, whatever it’s doing, is not effective enough. 

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1:09PM PDT on Jul 9, 2015

Monstrous evil at work.

7:47AM PDT on Jun 20, 2015

Very unfortunate, the girls and pimps need to be given strong incentives for alternate empolyment.

4:46PM PDT on Jun 16, 2015

Sex tourists are the lowest form of life. Lock them up and throw the keys away.

8:30PM PDT on Jun 5, 2015

"This is Red Leader preparing for massive incoming distain and vitriol." Gonna make this simple. You're gonna hate me and dispise everything I say but get passed that to my true point for you to rally. To draw focus to our subject, I like 3 things in life. Traveling, helping people in need I meet when abroad, and ejaculating in the mouths of the youngest girls I meet round the world. I know you hate me and believe me sick, but I want you to think about something. Besides the act itself, why would I risk my freedom and total pubic scorn to do something in a foreign country that I've already done several times at home? Actually, I really do enjoy helping these people. I've often done things for others without seeking any favor. Yet I was offer favors in the end. People in our culture talk a big game, but faced with the day-to-day delimas and circumstances that these families face, most would probably make the same easy decision. The things I've witnessed make "a penis in the mouth" seen not all that in the scheme of things if I was in their shoes. To my overall point: I will recieve a multitude (or none) of responses to this post. Claiming abuse, victimization, as well as moral and mental sickness. However, they seem to be some of the happiest and well spirited victims anyones ever seen. After all the angry replies, I will still depart for Peru in late July for six weeks of follow up in a small regarding well water and civic maters. 2 weeks of which I will be buried in most any

9:26AM PDT on Jun 1, 2015

More has to be done to protect these children. As for the BBC report, they should not have shown pictures of these children or if they had to, they should have blurred their faces to protect their identity

3:03PM PDT on May 30, 2015

Sadly disgusting.

6:19AM PDT on May 27, 2015

Ken Y, you seem to be justifying sexual abuse of young children. This is an offense where stones should be thrown until it stops. I always suspect those who defend child abusers because it seems to me their defense of the indefensible suggests actions of their own that they are trying to justify.

6:17AM PDT on May 27, 2015

The only thing sicker than the practice is the salacious headline. "Preteen girls satisfy demand for sex..." Your headline writer must have come from the National Inquirer. WTF, C2?

8:30AM PDT on May 26, 2015

sick bastards

4:59AM PDT on May 25, 2015


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