Prostitution is permitted in Tijuana's red light district, deated a zona de tolerancia, or "tolerance zone. Often these children are smuggled across the border into San Diego and other nearby areas.
This forced prostitution tends to cater more to pedophiles from the United States. The study suggests much of trafficking claims are exaggerated by organizations with political, moraland religious agendas. In addition to established brothels, there are prostitutes who work outside on the callejones or alleys escors are referred to as paraditas, Spanish for "the standing girls", for their practice of standing on the street to advertise their services.
Miguel F. Martinez, east to west, and from Baja California to Calle Primera, north to south.
Paraditas have been regarded as part of Tijuana's cultural history, and attempts to force the women off the streets to curb such public advertising have proven unpopular and unsuccessful. Voluntary prostitution by children, often referred to as survival sex in order to obtain a warm meal or a place to sleep for the night is prevalent in the area. Prostitution[ edit ] Interior of a gentlemen's club in Zona Norte.
Young boys and girls are often recruited as.