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BBC: Foreign tourists are flocking to Brazil for sex holidays, where, despite police crackdowns, child prostitution continues to flourish, and includes young girls and transgender children. Many of the children are underage, unable to even enter bars, and some begin working as young as age 7. In addition to sex tourism, poverty is one of the main reasons that child prostitution is on the rise in Brazil--indeed, Unicef estimates there are 250,000 child prostitutes in the country.
"Young children are supplying an increasing demand from foreign tourists who travel to Brazil for sex holidays, according to a BBC investigation. Chris Rogers reports on how the country is overtaking Thailand as a destination for sex tourism and on attempts to curb the problem."