CUCUTA, Colombia – Although the sun has barely risen, this border city with Venezuela is already bursting with chaos. Thousands upon. Sex traffickers prey on desperate families in La Guajira province, which shares a porous desert border with Venezuela, according to Colombia's. From murder to maternal mortality, from forced sex work to being sexually abused in prison, Venezuelan women are paying a particularly high.
Sex traffickers prey on desperate families in La Guajira province, which shares a porous desert border with Venezuela, according to Colombia's. CUCUTA, Colombia – Although the sun has barely risen, this border city with Venezuela is already bursting with chaos. Thousands upon. From murder to maternal mortality, from forced sex work to being sexually abused in prison, Venezuelan women are paying a particularly high.
CUCUTA, Colombia – Although the sun has barely risen, this border city with Venezuela is already bursting with chaos. Thousands upon. The Spanish Interior Ministry has recorded a per cent increase in victims of prostitution from Venezuela. Lucia Palacios, 22, was consistently top of her class at home in Maracay, Venezuela.
Sex too much pressure. It really changed my sex life," says Francisco Araujo, a year-old Venezuelan civil engineer. They have completely disappeared from the shops here. Venezuela is one of the unsafest countries in the world, sex one of the weakest economies. Thanks to a potent mix of hyperinflation, intense price and currency controls, disappointing oil revenue and years of terrible governmental decision making, we're also blessed with the fact that very venesuella goods are extremely scarce here.
You'll have to wait in line for hours or days to get your hands on them — and that's only when they sporadically come in. This obviously has a lot of implications on life in Venezuela — one of them being that some Venesuella, given the scarcity of contraceptives, are sex to have sex.
But I haven't as much over the last couple of years, since there's an enormous lack of condoms. I saved all the condoms I had and only use them if I really can't help myself," says year-old Alejandro Bohorquez. I'm afraid of getting an STI, so I sex prefer abstinence, just to be safe. That means that almost half of the population in Venezuela has difficulties in getting condoms, which in turn undermines prevention measures taken against HIV and other STIs, carried out by NGO's in the country.
To make matters worse, Venezuela already has the third highest number of AIDS infections per resident in South America, and an extremely high teen pregnancy rate. But if you're really desperate for a condom or a pill and you can afford some crazy prices, you can usually find one. In Venezuela, we have two prices for everything — tires, milk, toothpaste, toilet paper, contraceptive pills, DirecTV and plane tickets — due to the supply never being enough for the demand.
There is sex official price and the black market price. If you have a dealer's phone number, that helps. A dealer can help you find almost anything, basically. If you don't have that, you'll find black market options on Facebook, Instagram and sites like MercadoLibre — some accounts even provide 24 hour assistance, like a delivery service.
Below, I've specified some of the difficulties you can have trying to find the products you need as a Venezuelan with active genitalia. After a day of scouring 12 pharmacies to find condoms, I couldn't find any. The three above, I bummed off a few friends who had some condoms saved — they're the closest thing to protection I could find and afford in Venezuela.
Our government has always feared the evil consumerist empire that sex the United States of America, so it's great news that the contraceptive that is the easiest to get your hands on in Venezuela although that's a relative term here is called SEX USA. I would advise you not to get your nose too venesuella to these things, because they smell horribly.
I truly admire the boldness of the people I know who have tasted them — just opening the package makes me nauseous. The condom on the right is called "Momentos", which means "Moments" and would be a better choice for your money than the condom venesuella the left. I don't know about you, but if I pay that much for a single condom, I don't want a s Shakira on the packaging staring at me, silently judging me, ruining my mood. The Chavista is also a condom, but it comes with its own special story.
It was produced by the Chinese government to give to the people of Venezuela, as a solution to the shortage of imported condoms. The Venezuelan and the Chinese government have many trading deals together China is Venezuela's second biggest trading partnerbut this is, to my knowledge, the only kind of contraceptive the Chinese designed especially for us.
The package reads "Bolivarian Government of Venezuela" and specifies that you can only "use it once", which is a helpful instruction on a venesuella package.
Venesuella, I wasn't able to find any of these in the drugstore — the one in the picture, I borrowed from a friend. Contraceptive pills are extremely sought after in Venezuela, but you won't find them in any pharmacy.
The only way to get your hands on them is through a dealer. That's exactly as shady as it sounds, except that the product you call your dealer for is legal. According to Daniela Parra, a year-old Venezuelan pharmacist, "the scarcity of medicines in the country is up by 70 percent and it is the same for the pill. Women come to us offering ridiculous amounts of money or begging us to sell them pills, but unfortunately, we have nothing. I often tell people to try the black market, where products are sometimes even safer, sex prices are ten to 12 times what you would've paid for it in the pharmacies.
I also recommend that they keep an eye on the expiration dates of each product, too. Menstrual pads aren't contraceptives, I'm aware sex that, but they are one of the most sought after products by Venezuelan women, and venesuella only available on the black market — as are tampons.
Due to their scarcity, the government had the bright idea of hosting workshops to teach women how to make their own pads, with fabric. That's right, instead of improving import conditions of basic goods so more pads can come into the country, the government would rather have Venezuelan women making there own pads, while watching a soap opera. I would rather wait in line for six hours than pay what the black market charges," says Gladys Parra, a year-old venesuella.
Several Instagram accounts offering contraceptives.
The information gathered by El Universal coincides with a report published in March by two Venezuelan civil society organizations in conjunction with the British Embassy in Caracas. The study points to a vast web of criminal connections in Colombia that help support the trade — from drugs and weapons traffickers to corrupt policemen, soldiers, and border officials.
The Venezuelan study, co-written by attorneys Beatriz Borge and Lilian Aya, suggests that in the past two years, the number of trafficked women has skyrocketed, from just over 60, in to almost , this year. Many indigenous women are forced into hard labor from a young age, and then coerced into the sex trade. Traffickers target some of the poorest states in Venezuela and entice the women with promises of well-paying work, only to sell them into the sex trade in Colombian cities or to an ever increasing number of countries, including Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Peru, the authors found.
Among the most vulnerable in Venezuelan society , the situation is even worse. Many indigenous women are forced into hard labor from a young age, and then coerced into the sex trade, Borge and Aya revealed. Adolescents are often forcibly recruited by Colombian paramilitaries operating on Venezuelan territory. The report also looked at the conditions of sex workers who willingly entered the trade, seeking a better life outside Venezuela only to find themselves exploited by traffickers.
More than 1. Children were taken to hotels and motels in the tourist areas of La Guajira where they were abused. One Venezuelan girl was tied up and drugged by traffickers, and another year-old girl was held captive for a year and drugged as well, the office said.
Colombian authorities and campaigners warn that criminal networks running sex-trafficking rings are increasingly targeting destitute Venezuelan women and child migrants. The sexual exploitation of women and girls remains the most common form of human trafficking in South America. Most victims identified in the past two years came from within their own country or region, according to the United Nations.
One was a teacher another was training to be a doctor. One expat community which has had a long-running problems with Venezuelan sex workers on its streets is Torrevieja, near Alicante.
The town, which is home to an estimated 15, Brits, has long been plagued by South American prostitutes and beggars. On expat told the Sun Online: "We call them the roundabout girls, because that is where they usually ply their trade.
Some of them look very young - around 16 or The rest are in their early 20s. The working girls are said to charge as little as 15 euros for half and hour and are popular with locals, tourists and ex pats. Last year, police carried out a massive sting in the city of Salamanca to bust a multi-million pound human trafficking and sexual exploitation network.
Most of the young women freed in a series of raids on multiple properties were from Venezuela - and were being kept in "conditions of semi slavery.