Talk:Prostitution in Mexico

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Article should be expanded or deleted[edit]

This is pretty much the only on-topic sentence in the ENTIRE article: "In Mexico prostitution is legal for adults." The rest is about illegal activities that are only tangentially connected to prostitution. -174.151.69.91 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:43, 29 June 2010 (UTC).

"13 of the 31 states of Mexico regulate prostitution." Article should mention where prostitution is, and is not, legal, and in line with other "Prostitution in xxx (country)" articles, mention the scope of the illegal practice... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.170.171.202 (talk) 21:16, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Article's title is misleading[edit]

Should be "Child Prostitution in Mexico", because that's all that article discusses --Coching (talk) 22:53, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

I agree. 24.160.179.33 (talk) 04:01, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Undue Weight and Incomplete tags[edit]

Per the concerns raised in the prior section, I've put an "Undue Weight" and an "Incomplete" tag on the article. The article covers child prostitution and human trafficking, as if that were the entirety of the subject. Except for a one-sentence mention, there's no mention of the fact that there's legalized prostitution in 13 of Mexico's 31 States. I would think a description of how this is regulated and actually manifests itself would merit a section of some length, not to mention a description of criminalization and/or decriminalization regimes in other states. A casual Google Books and Google Scholar topic reveals a number of books and articles on the prostitution in Mexico, covering such topics as street prostitution, brothels, and male prostitution, and that's just looking at English-language sources. This is a large topic, and while the sections in question describe some important and problematic sides of Mexico's sex industry, it is fundamentally undue weight for these topics to be the whole of the article, not to mention a bit POV. Please keep the tag on this article until sufficient expansion has taken place. Iamcuriousblue (talk) 07:31, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

I'll also note that there were UW tags added to the article in 2010, but were removed last year in an overzealous article cleanup, even though the issues with the UW problem were not addressed. Clearly, this problem with the article is long-standing. To future editors - please do not remove the tags until the problems have been addressed. Iamcuriousblue (talk) 07:42, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Poor Logic[edit]

"Currently, American men make up a significant clientele sector for sex workers in border cities, specifically Ciudad Juárez and Tijuana—in the mid-2000s, more than two-thirds of female sex workers in these two cities had had at least one male U.S. client in the prior two months."

A sex worker may have several clients a night. A sex worker having 1 US client per every 120+ is not a significant percentage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.52.176.237 (talk) 21:47, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

outdated or deleted links[edit]

All the references in the "links" section area either out dated (the newest is 8 years old...) or the link itself is broken. (I tried following all of them...) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 73.170.171.202 (talk) 16:33, 4 July 2015

Illegal Economy[edit]

The source for "48% of the coutry's prostitutes worked on the streets..." is a Banderas News editorial reprint from Illegal Economy, which I've never heard of. Their web site, illegaleconomy.com, is down. Is this a reliable source? Kendall-K1 (talk) 16:51, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Under the child sex tourism section[edit]

"Child sex tourism is most prevalent in the northern border area and in resort areas. The cities where child sexual abuse occurs most frequently are Tijuana, Acapulco, Cancún, and Guadalajara. The Mexico–U.S. border is one of the main centers for child sex tourism." How is Guadalajara part of the northern border area or a resort area? It's about five hours on a bus from Puerto Vallarta and nowhere near the border. Is the statement about the Mexico-US border somehow different than the first statement? Is "child sexual abuse" the same thing as child sex tourism in the mind of the person who wrote this sparsely sourced material?ZarhanFastfire (talk) 03:59, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

The statement about the cities isn't in the cited source, and I have removed it. I don't see how a border can also be a center, but that's what the source says. I'm less happy about the "networks involving foreigners, military, police, government personnel, and business officials" part. The source attributes this to "Bruce Harris" but doesn't say who that is. Kendall-K1 (talk) 04:33, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
@Kendall-K1: Possibly Bruce C. Harris? Edit to add: This source attributes the quote to Manuel Capellin, another director of Casa Alianza. -John B123 (talk) 09:14, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
I've rewritten the paragraph using the US State Department 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report and the Latin America Bureau article. --John B123 (talk) 12:08, 4 August 2018 (UTC)