Women Rescued from Brothel in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Posted on February 28, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Latin America Womens Issues, Social Issues

On February 28, 2013, Campo Grande News reported that five Paraguayan women and one Brazilian were rescued by local police early this morning from a brothel in Naviraí, Mato Grosso do Sul, about 360 kilometers from the state capital of Campo Grande. Two of the women complained to local police that the owner of a local bar where they worked had assaulted them. After Federal Police showed up at the bar, the owner confirmed that the women worked there. After the owner and women were questioned by Federal Police, it was confirmed that the bar was indeed a brothel, and the women working there were subject to slave conditions. The owner of the bar faces human trafficking and exploitation charges.  Read Article

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