Report: Child Sex Tourism Persists in Juarez, Other Mexico Cities
Diana Washington Valdez - El Paso Times
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June 22, 2014
Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks at Release of the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report (U.S. Department of State)
|Trafficking in Persons Report 2014|
Juárez is one of the Mexican cities where child-sex tourism persists, according to a U.S. State Department report on international human trafficking released last week in Washington, D.C.
"Child sex tourism persists in Mexico, especially in tourist areas such as Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, and in northern border cities such as Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez," the report said. "Many child sex tourists are from the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, though some are Mexican citizens."
The "Trafficking in Persons Report 2014" also said that the Mexican government does not fully comply with the minimum standards needed to eliminate human trafficking, but is making significant efforts to do so.
... The U.S report said Mexican officials have increased the number of reported trafficking convictions; "however, official complicity, a lack of intelligence-based investigations, and some officials' limited understanding of human trafficking continued to undermine anti-trafficking efforts."
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