In Cartagena, a city plagued by corruption and economic inequality, the sex trade is a dark underside to tourism. Photo: Depositphotos. Cartagena de Indias is the most visited city in Colombia.
Cartagena de Indias is one of the most attractive and popular destinations in Colombia. However, the heroic city is also known as one of the largest places for sex tourism in the coffee country. Inthe Colombian journalist Guillermo Arturo Prieto La Rotta, better known as Pirry, revealed in a documentary titled "Fantasmas de la ciudad de piedra" "The city of stone's g hosts "what was happening in Cartagena before the eyes of the authorities and the mayor.
Sexual exploitation and abuse is out of control in the city, authorities have admitted, after coming under fire for not doing enough to tackle the issue. To counter the criticism, they launched a police crackdown and several court cases will begin next month. Now 19, she was raped at the age of
At an anti-human trafficking event in the port city on Monday, the country's inspector general, Fernando Carrillo, said organized crime gangs were responsible for pimping and selling children into the sex trade, and to tourists in particular. Famous for its colonial walled ramparts, Cartagena is the country's top tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year. But the 16th century city on the Caribbean coast is also notorious as a child sex tourism hotspot, and Carrillo said the authorities must do more to combat "a tsunami of impunity.
There seems to be an attitude among visitors that buying cocaine in Colombia is somehow more acceptable than elsewhere, and consequently it is all too common for travellers to find out the hard way that this is simply not the case. While possession of very small amounts of cocaine carries no penalty, the punishment for being caught buying or consuming it can be swift and strong, and those caught can easily end up in jail. While this can sometimes be the case, Colombia is currently taking steps to crack down on corruption, and attempting to bribe a member of the police or armed forces is a crime.
She would come to young girls with the promise of working in exotic locations like on the Caribbean islands and offer to process work visas for free. Investigators said they found tourist operations and hotels known for catering to sex tourism to commonly have girls between the ages of 14 to 17 available as sex workers. In Colombia, as with most Latin American countries, pimping is illegal while prostitution remains legalized and regulated.
Prostitution in Colombia is legal, regulated and limited to brothels in designated "tolerance zones". Domestically, organized crime networks, some related to illegal armed groups, are responsible for human trafficking for sexual slavery and the armed conflict has made a large number of internal trafficking victims vulnerable. A series of factors put children at risk for sexual exploitation in Colombia and leave them unprotected.
BOGOTA, April 10 Thomson Reuters Foundation - Authorities in Colombia have pledged to work with businesses, tourist agencies and advocacy groups in a bid to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the tourist hotspot of Cartagena. At an anti-human trafficking event in the port city on Monday, the country's inspector general, Fernando Carrillo, said organised crime gangs were responsible for pimping and selling children into the sex trade, and to tourists in particular. Famous for its colonial walled ramparts, Cartagena is the country's top tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year.
Every guest will be provided with two prostitutes, unlimited food and alcohol, and a bevy of raunchy activities to fulfill their fantasies. A tourist has lifted the lid on a debauched sex island vacation where Brits and Americans romp with Colombian hookers and use experimental drugs. Ryan, 33, a dentist from New York, revealed how the orgies began just minutes after the 30 guests boarded a luxury yacht taking them and 60 hookers to the private tropical island.