But beyond titillating stories of prostitutes learning English or cutting deals with banks in order to receive credit card payments, experts point to worrisome statistics associated with the industry in Latin America as it exists today. State Department has pointed to the prevalence of the child sex tourism trade in Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Nicaragua.
The Coalition Against Trafficking of Women says half a million women and children are sexually exploited in the region each year, while UNICEF estimates that in Brazil alone there are 250,000 child prostitutes. The department’s annual report on human trafficking reads like an essay on contemporary colonialism: developing nations attempt to keep their populations out of the hands of traffickers, while developed nations try to keep their randy citizens from having sex with enslaved people.
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