Prostitution in Argentina

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In Argentina, prostitution itself (exchanging sex for money) is legal, but organized prostitution (brothels, prostitution rings, pimping) is illegal.[1][2][3] The 2008 Human Rights Report of the US Department of State stated that trafficking of women to and within the country for prostitution was a problem.[3]

According to ECPAT International, in 1999 child prostitution was increasing and the average age of prostituted children was decreasing. Many child prostitutes in Argentina are trafficked to urban centres from rural areas or are trafficked from neighboring countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, and Uruguay, and other countries such as Colombia, Dominican Republic, Russia, Venezuela, Romania and Haiti.[4][5]


  1. ^ Reed Lindsay in Buenos Aires (2004-01-25). "Argentina's prostitutes get militant | World news | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Codigo Penal De La Nacion Argentina". Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  3. ^ a b "2008 Human Rights Reports: Argentina". 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Child Prostitution - Argentina". Retrieved 2011-10-01. 
  5. ^ Name: (2009-02-02). "Capital of Sin: The State of Prostitution in Buenos Aires - The Argentina Independent | The Argentina Independent". Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

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