Combating Sex Tourism in Brazil

This is an important start:

In 2011, the ministry identified 2,169 websites with photos of women in sensual poses and invitations for sexual encounters with minors, the ministry said in a Tuesday statement. Many of the sites were hosted in the United States.

The ministry said that 1,100 of the websites have eliminated their sex-oriented content and that it was trying to convince the remaining sites to do the same.

Certainly, such measures won’t stop sex tourism in its entirety, but it’s a good step in fighting against foreign tourists exploiting Brazilian women and children.


About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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