Sexism In Brazil

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One of the main concerns nowadays in Brazil is what is called “sexual tourism”, which most of the times involves children and teenagers. Due to the well known poor economic situation of Brazil, some foreigners take advantage of that simply for the “cheap sex”. That usually happens in poor areas of the city, called “favelas” (slums). According to researchers, the city of Recife and its slums produce an estimate of 250,000 child prostitutes in the streets. Parents, hotels, and taxi drivers act many times as a form of connection between customers and these young girls, working as “pimps” and promoting the kids as a simple “merchandise” (Source). The Secretary of State of Fortaleza was working in order to minimize sexual exploitation and help
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