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Brazil aims to prevent child-sex tourism at World Cup

By Agence France-Presse in Natal, Brazil ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-20 07:44:14

As night falls, Adriana de Morais patrols the clubs and bars of Natal, one of Brazil's World Cup host cities, looking for underage prostitutes and trying to get them off the streets.

As she and her team weave between revelers in this tropical city known for its nightlife, their black polo shirts, emblazoned with the emblem of the local child protection unit, stand out amid the tight mini-skirts and colorful clothing of the crowds.

An estimated 600,000 foreigners are about to descend on Brazil for the World Cup, which opens on June 12, and the authorities worry the influx will bring an increase in sex tourism and child prostitution.

Brazil aims to prevent child-sex tourism at World Cup

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