Sexual Exploitation of Girls on the Rise in Bolivia, Activists Warn


EL ALTO, BOLIVIA – Elizabeth Soliz walks out into the crisp night air and heads toward a bustling outdoor market, looking for teenagers selling sex for as little as $3. Suddenly, a girl in blue jeans shouts out, “Mrs. Eli!” and runs over to hug Soliz. “How are you?” Soliz asks. “I’m OK,” says the

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Bolivia wrestles with protecting child workers as young as 10


I produced this story for NBC News. See original version. COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — Benjamin Obando is surrounded by death. The 11-year-old boy works at a cemetery, praying, singing and fetching water for relatives of the dead. “I bring money home for my family, to give them food,” said Obando, who earns about $3 a day.

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