Last updateTue, 07 Apr 2015 11am

Child prostitution problem raised

A opposition councilor for the National Action Party (PAN), Maribel Alfeiran Ruiz, has said that between 250-300 young people between the ages of 11 and 17 are working as prostitutes in Guadalajara.  Alfeiran criticized the efforts of the municipal government  authorities in confronting the issue, which she said has become a visible problem in certain areas of the city center.  “Mexico is in second place, behind Thailand, in rates of child prostitution,” the politician claimed.