FIFA World Cup 2014 witnessed around 4 million tourists from more than 200 countries. Before the world cup Brazilian authorities had warned football fans from indulging in prostitution with minors, despite the warnings, the world cup brought an increase of 40% in child prostitution in Brazil.
Brazil has about 500,000 underage children living as prostitutes. The capital cause for it is poor living standards and widespread poverty among people in different areas of the country. Many of them are homeless and are exposed to rough streets right from the young age.
Many of them are often forced into prostitution by their parents for money and food. Tiago, who is a former pimp revealed to Time Magazine that he used to buy off underage girls from their parents for as little as $5000. He also confesses of ravishing underage girls himself. He said “Alcohol and drugs would help the girls to deal with everything. They wouldn’t feel anything anymore. They’d just be objects.”