A prostitute talks to a possible client in the streets of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, on April 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO /VANDERLEI ALMEIDA
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As night falls, Adriana de Morais patrols the clubs and bars of Natal, one of Brazil's World Cup host cities, looking for underage prostitutes and trying to get them off the streets.An estimated 600,000 foreigners are about to descend on Brazil for the World Cup, which opens June 12, and the authorities worry the influx will bring an increase in sex tourism and child prostitution.No official statistics on underage prostitutes exist in Brazil.Prostitution is legal in Brazil for over-18s, but the government is also keen to discourage sex tourism."Brazil is happy to welcome tourists who arrive for the World Cup but also ready to combat sexual tourism," President Rousseff wrote on Twitter.But sex workers say they have a right to profit from the tournament.
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