Child Prostitution Set To Explode During The 2014 World Cup In Brazil

With the World Cupjust a year way in Brazil, human rights officials are worried that childprostitution will explode during the tournament, as poor and underage womenwill travel to the larger cities, where the games will be played, in hopes tomake a quick buck from all of the tourists arriving to attend the Soccermatches.

Child prostitution is driven mostly by localdemand in Brazil, with more than 75 percentof clients coming from the same or nearby states as their victims, according toestimates from the secretariat. Sex tourism targeting children is active inlarger cities along the coast and increases at times of big events such asCarnival or New Year’s Eve festivities.-Reuters


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