Prostitution in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a place where there are a lot of necessities due to the bad economy. The bad economy influences a lot in the tourism prostitution industry. Tourism is a very important factor to the Dominican Republic’s economy and also to the prostitution. Many dominican young men working in resorts are seeking for women that can give them the opportunity to get out of the country or helped them economically. The same is true for many dominican young women. The documentary “Sex Trips for Girls” and chapter 4 from The Devil behind the Mirror gives us various examples of how tourism affects individuals and the country.
The documentary “Sex Trips for Girls” describes the live of “Spaghetti” a young man that works at a 3 star hotel. While he works he tries to seduce tourist girls; Jhoan a British woman was one of the girlfriends he had. According to Jhoan they had a relationship for over a year, but they have not slept together nor has she give him money. Spaghetti said that he wants move up in live and stop working as an entertainment. One of the way he can achieve his goals is by getting married to one of the tourist and obtain a visa to get out of the country and have a better life. Chapter 4 from the “The devil Behind the Mirror” tells another story about a women named Noella who was born near Santiago. Noella got into prostitution after she broke up with her men, she was an occasionally sex worker. She was getting marry with an Italian man name Paulo, Paulo has been sending her money to help her with her leaving expenses. But she ended up not leaving with Paulo because he became very possessive and she was scare that he would keep her hostage and not let her work and support her kids in the Dominican Republic. Another person mention in chapter 4 is Ivelisse. She is in a cosmetology course because she believes that in order to get a decent hard working man she would need to have a profession and a way to...
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