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Colonial period[ edit ] The country, and Havana in particular, has often been associated with prostitution in foreign eyes. A public debate followed concerning the relationship between the changes in the city's demographics and the levels of prostitution in the city.
After the Spanish—American Warthere were attempts to set up "zonas de tolerancia", effectively red-light districts for commercial sex. However, they were not officially classified as prostitutes, but instead treated as criminals guilty of the crime of sodomy.
A major industry grew up around them; government officials received bribes, policemen collected protection money. Prostitutes could be seen standing in doorways, strolling the streets, or leaning from windows". It drew upon a tradition of exoticising mixed-race Cuban women which originated in the work of male Cuban writers, artists, and poets.
Inpimping was outlawed. Prostitution itself remained legal, but the government, assisted by the Federation of Cuban Womenattempted to curb it. A census of the sex industry was conducted inidentifyingprostitutes and 3, pimps.
Women who wished to leave prostitution were given training courses and offered factory jobs. Most of the remaining private businesses on the island were nationalised.
This Special Period saw the re-introduction of elements of market capitalism into the Cuban economy, and prostitution re-appeared. The possession of US dollars became a primary route to prosperity, and prostitution was an avenue used by many women to obtain them.
Prostitutes in Cuba did not work in oppressive conditions, alcohol and drug addiction were not routes into prostitution, and people were not sold into prostitution by their families.
Julia O'Connell Davidson noted in her article "Sex Tourism in Cuba" that, "In Cuba there is no network of brothels, no organised system of bar prostitution: Government attempts to limit prostitution began inand have continued since.
Dressed in skimpy clothes, they would proposition tourists or invite them to nightclubs, where cash-for-sex could be suggested more discreetly. Cuban laws prohibit the sexual exploitation of girls or boys aged under 15, and those convicted can be sentenced to maximum of 30 years in prison, or the death penalty if there are aggravating factors.
Human trafficking in Cuba Cuba is a source and destination country for adults and children subjected to sex trafficking.
Child sex trafficking and child sex tourism occur within Cuba. Cuban authorities report people from ages 13 to 20 are most vulnerable to human trafficking in the country. Traffickers recruit Cuban citizens through promises of work abroad, providing fraudulent contracts and immigration documents for a fee, and subsequently coercing these individuals into prostitution to pay off these debts.
The government reported foreign national sex trafficking victims in Cuba.
The law criminalizes inducement to or benefiting from prostitution, but treats force, coercion, and abuse of power or vulnerability as aggravating factors rather than an integral part of the crime.
These provisions prescribe penalties ranging from four to 10 years imprisonment with more severe penalties for complicit government officials. Between anda total of 1, people tested positive for the virus in Cuba, and a further 3, more were discovered to have the virus between and According to United Nations sources, the early detection of the virus has been assisted by the country's free primary care clinics.
Inthe country had thirteen AIDS sanatoriumsand a stay of between three and six months in one was compulsory for anyone found to be HIV positive.
At that time, World Health Organization figures put the infection rate at less than 0. A public-education campaign in schools and on television and radio promotes the use of condoms and informs people about how HIV is transmitted.
Prostitution is not considered to be a major factor in the spread of AIDS, with only a small number of people admitted to sanatoriums being former prostitutes. The low level of infection and the relatively inexpensive price of sex have made the island popular with foreigners as a sex tourism destination.The social, emotional and physical changes affect all the characters.
One of these main views is alienation or estrangement which is demonstrated by Gregor's relationship with his family, his social life, and the way he lives his life after the metamorphosis.
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