Brazil’s child sex trade soars as 2014 World Cup nears


CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

  1. Brazil’schild sex trade soars as 2014 World Cup nears

Officials and campaigners fear explosion in child prostitution amid rising demand from football fans
    MDG : World Cup and child prostitution in Brazil
    Brazil’s child sex trade: Jessica, 16, who was arrested during a raid at a sex club, shows her tattoo at a shelter for girls in Fortaleza. Photograph: Reuters

    A tiny figure in minuscule white shorts and a pink strapless top leans against a metal fence outside a school in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, north-east Brazil.

    She has gloss-coated lips, and her yellow headband, holding back long hair, glows in the lamplight along Juscelino Kubitschek Avenue, which connects the city to the Castelão arena, one of the venues for the 2014 World Cup. A car pulls up. The…

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