Haiti: Girls become part of tourism industry

Contributed By: Lisa Thompson

Haitian girls become part of tourism industry that thrives on sex

By Gerardo Reyes and Pedro Portal, McClatchy Newspapers

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic — Daniela leans on the bar of La Criolla, one of the most popular nightclubs on Avenida Duarte. She arrived in April after paying a trafficker $70 to get her out of Haiti — nearly four months after a deadly earthquake devastated her homeland.

Daniela says she is 18 years old and has sex with tourists for money. But her two Dominican friends scoff, telling reporters that she’s no older than 16.

READ MORE: http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20101023/NEWS02/101029881

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