Mirror has a go at Pattaya

February 22, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 22 February 2017: UK’s so called ‘gutter press’ aimed a pot shot at Pattaya, last week, calling it “The Sex Capital of the World and “Sin City,” while asking what ever happened to the Minister of Tourism’s promise to clean up the country’s sex tourism industry?

Quoted by ThaiVisa.com and Thai Rath, The Mirror claimed a Thai government minister had proclaimed last year that she would oversee the end of the sex trade in Thailand.

This was a clear reference to Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanvarankul who made the pronouncement last July, according to ThaiVisa.com. Read more

French paedophile in court

June 21, 2016 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

VERSAILLES, 21 June 2016: A Frenchman went on trial for paedophilia, Monday, confessing to abusing dozens of young boys in Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Egypt.

Thierry Darantiere’s voice shook as he expressed “regrets which seem futile… to these young people I will never see again.”

The sheer number of his victims — 66 — makes the trial the biggest in France for sex crimes committed abroad. Read more

Brazil top for sex tourism

June 29, 2015 by  
Filed under News, south America

RIO DE JANEIRO, 29 June 2015: More than 3,000 websites have emerged since 2013 touting Brazil as a sex-tourism destination, and the situation has worsened with major events such as the 2014 World Cup, a survey found.

The tally by private firm Axur and published Sunday in the O Globo newspaper showed the number of sites linking Brazil to porn, prostitution and sex tourism has far surpassed the 2,165 that were already shut down by the tourism ministry in 2011 and 2012.

Axur counted 3,350 new sites in several different languages created since 2013.

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