9.25.2008

21st Century Slavery

Since moving to San Jose, Costa Rica I have heard some disturbing facts about 21st century slavery. Slavery, in the 21st century, is young girls being sold into prostitution. It is estimated in San Jose, alone, there are $2,000 girls sold as sex slaves. What can you expect in a country that prostitution and pornography is legal? What is really sad is that most of those girls are bought by American tourist. Costa Rica remains number one in central america for sex tourism. Go to this link if you would like to read more about this problem in Costa Rica (http://www.iabolish.org/slavery_today/country_reports/cr.html). There is hope and we can fight with our prayers and making people more aware of this situation. A great article about a girl who come out of a brothel can be read here http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/09/25/opinion/edkristof.php. The article ends with great words saying, "If we defeated slavery in the 19th century, we can beat it in the 21st century."