The tally by private firm Axur and published Sunday in the O Globo newspaper shows the number of sites linking Brazil to porn, prostitution and sex tourism has far surpassed the 2, that were already shut down by the tourism ministry in and According to Axur, Rio de Janeiro is the most commonly touted sex-tourism destination in the South American country of more than million people. One site states: "Our young women will not be only sex goddesses but also guides, interpreters, dance partners and really personal lovers. Axur says big events like the World Cup or the next year's Olympic Games in Rio encourage sexual tourism in the country. The tourism ministry disagrees, saying the international events actually "serve to strengthen the network of protection against sexual exploitation.
Brazil acts on sex tourism
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Prostitution in Brazil is legal, in terms of exchanging sex for money, as there are no laws forbidding adults from being professional sex workers,  but it is illegal to operate a brothel or to employ sex workers in any other way. Exploitation of child and teenagers through prostitution in Brazil is widespread and a serious problem. Brazil is considered to have the worst levels of child sex trafficking after Thailand , with an estimated , children involved. NGOs and officials report some police officers ignore the exploitation of children in sex trafficking, patronize brothels, and rob and assault women in prostitution, impeding identification of sex trafficking victims. The government of Brazil was working stringently to clamp down on child prostitution. Prostitution itself exchanging sex for money in Brazil is legal, as there are no laws forbidding adult sex work,  but it is illegal to operate a brothel or to employ sex workers in any other way. The illegality of these types of houses is almost a contradiction, considering that most of the sex workers can't afford to work in an autonomous way.
Brazil's sex tourism boom
It's a Friday night in Fortaleza and the dusty roads around the new stadium are deserted, apart from the prostitutes who work the south side of the city in north-east Brazil. For the outreach workers on one of their routine drives around the area, the sight of an unknown young girl prompts a familiar dread. Dressed simply in denim shorts and a blue vest, this one looks only 13 or The NGO's van stops at a corner where the girl is waiting with a group of travestis — men or boys who claim a female gender identity.