Brazil: Dark Side of the Olympics, Sex Workers offer specials to lure foreign clientele

Posted on July 6, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Brazil Travel, Social Issues

TIMES ARE BAD FOR THE SEX WORKERS IN VILA MIMOSA – MEASURES TAKEN TO ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS reported … Prostitutes in Brazil are reported to have been disappointed with business during the last 2014 World Cup in Brazil are desperately launching a ‘sex sale’ for boost business in the summer Olympic games to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Four weeks before the Olympics begin, some Mimosa sex workers have launched a desperate bid to lure foreign visitors. A flyer printed in English is being distributed in Rio – but it is not known how widely. Sex workers in the city’s notorious Vila Mimosa zone claim that, despite high expectations in the run-up to the football games, business was very poor. The Vila Mimosa is Rio’s oldest and largest prostitution zone, where over 3,000 women offer their services in more than 70 bars and nightclubs situated around a bustling marketplace. Read Article

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