Sunday, February 06, 2005

Rain on the Parade

Brazil cracks down on child prostitution

Fun seekers descending on Rio for perhaps the most carefree, gloves- off celebration in the world are being greeted with a sobering message this year: Illegal sex can get you 10 years in prison.

Seeking to crack down on an epidemic of child prostitution, the Brazilian government is targeting Carnival, the annual pre-Lenten festival during which the illicit trade reaches its zenith. The celebration begins today.

Or not. Depending on what you're there for.

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