Child Sex Tourism in Costa Rica: A Product of Poverty?

I accidently posted my dossier wordpress to the wrong account. I hope reblogging it is sufficient.


Within Costa Rica, the issue of sex tourism is at an all time high. With the legalization of prostitution, the emergence of minors in the industry has become rampant; while it is recognized as an issue within Costa Rica-both by outside countries and by locals, there is little that the Costa Rican government is doing to combat the issue on a social level. sex tourism costa rica

Through the analysis of yearly investigations of child and human trafficking conditions, one finds that there is little being done to actively diminish the problem, and that outside countries, such as the United States, have taken notice of the issue and have attempted to thwart it by exhibiting sanctions on and creating plans for the Costa Rican government. However, the legal sanctions enacted in efforts to resolve the issue don’t have much force behind them and stray away from local trafficking practices.

Within our dossier, we examined political, economic, and social…

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