Mexico City: sex trafficking crackdown divides rights groups
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Thousands of women are trafficked into the Mexico City sex trade each year, according to NGO estimates. As part of a crackdown, the authorities have raided clubs and brothels across the sprawling metropolis. The official response has polarised rights groups amid concerns that all sex workers, not just trafficking victims, are being targeted and punished. Prostitution is legal in Mexico, but most states regulate the industry, requiring sex workers to be registered and at least 18 years old. Yet, as one woman’s account of how she was tricked into the trade suggests, there is an urgent need for decisive action.
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