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2006-08-16 13:55:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent TORONTO (Reuters) - Sex workers and their supporters from 21 countries marched on Wednesday through the 16th International AIDS Conference to demand their own place not only at the conference, but in their own societies. Wearing turquoise T-shirts, they marched from a gauze-draped bed in the Toronto conference's Stiletto Lounge, one of the exhibits at the meeting, through art displays, exhibits about prisoners with AIDS and around booths...

2006-08-16 12:25:01

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sex trafficking ring that smuggled Korean women into the United States to work in brothels has been cracked and 31 people arrested, officials said on Wednesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 70 women were in custody for questioning to see if they were victims of the ring that trafficked prostitutes between brothels in cities including New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Prosecutors said recruiters identified Korean women who...

2006-08-15 07:54:33

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Mainland Chinese prostitutes, who flock to Hong Kong in large numbers to make a living, are failing to protect themselves, and the number of HIV/AIDS infections is expected to rise, social workers say. Groups that counsel sex workers say prostitutes are frequently questioned by police, searched, detained and expelled if condoms are found on them. This is prompting many prostitutes from mainland China to ditch the prophylactics for fear that they...

2006-06-23 12:50:00

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN (Reuters) - The hordes of beer-swilling men who have descended on Germany for the World Cup are proving a disappointment for the host nation's sex workers, preferring to party in public rather than spend time with prostitutes. While some larger red-light establishments in host cities have seen their cash tills ringing, a lot of prostitutes say the anticipated boost for Germany's liberal sex industry has failed to materialize. "The pent-up sexual demand of horny fans...

2006-06-23 12:53:18

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN (Reuters) - The hordes of beer-swilling men who have descended on Germany for the World Cup are proving a disappointment for the host nation's sex workers, preferring to party in public rather than spend time with prostitutes. While some larger red-light establishments in host cities have seen their cash tills ringing, a lot of prostitutes say the anticipated boost for Germany's liberal sex industry has failed to materialize. "The pent-up sexual demand of...

2006-06-05 16:35:35

By Saul Hudson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned thousands of women may be forced to travel to Germany and work as prostitutes during the football World Cup which starts on Friday, a senior U.S. official said. The United States has written to the government and raised its fears in meetings with officials in Germany, where prostitution is legal, said John Miller, the State Department official responsible for the publication on Monday of an annual report on human...

2006-05-25 07:30:00

By Jonathan Allen NEW DELHI -- Plans to toughen India's laws to prevent human trafficking could drive prostitutes underground and jeopardize HIV-prevention in a country suffering the world's second-highest caseload, health officials said on Thursday. The legislation, which would make it an offence to visit a brothel to have sex with a victim of trafficking, has been proposed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. But it has run into criticism from the Ministry of Health and its...

2006-04-04 08:00:00

By Verna Gates and Mickey Goodman ATLANTA - In a sleazy hotel room, "Brittany," then aged 16 and drugged into oblivion, waited for the men to arrive. Her pimps sent as many as 17 clients an evening through the door. A "john" could even pre-book the pretty young blonde for $1,000 a night, sometimes flying in and then flying out from a nearby airport. None of this happened in Bangkok or Costa Rica, places that have become synonymous with sex tourism and underage sex. It took place in Atlanta,...

2006-04-04 08:10:00

By Verna Gates and Mickey Goodman ATLANTA -- In a sleazy hotel room, "Brittany," then aged 16 and drugged into oblivion, waited for the men to arrive. Her pimps sent as many as 17 clients an evening through the door. A "john" could even pre-book the pretty young blonde for $1,000 a night, sometimes flying in and then flying out from a nearby airport. None of this happened in Bangkok or Costa Rica, places that have become synonymous with sex tourism and underage sex. It took place in Atlanta,...

2006-03-08 20:05:00

By Karin Strohecker BERLIN -- The combination of nail-biting soccer matches and crowds of beer-swilling males could mean hefty profits for Germany's sex industry. It is deploying an army of prostitutes to satisfy the needs of libidinous fans during the month-long 2006 World Cup. Some 1 million foreign visitors are expected to flood into Germany from June 9 and many expect large numbers of male spectators to wind down after a match in the arms of a prostitute or in the red light districts of...


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