Sexual exploitation that the UN says amounts to slavery is forcing girls and their families from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to seek refuge in Mexico. Wed 23 Nov Increasing numbers of women and girls are fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras amid mounting evidence that criminal gangs are systematically targeting adolescent girls as sexual slaves. Of the 32, female migrants detained by Mexican immigration agents in the first nine months of this year, almost one in three were under But it is a phenomenon that regional authorities still deny, according to Erika Guevara, the Americas director at Amnesty International. Then, he sent guys to watch me.
2019: A year in photos
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Your go-to Latin America blog! Travel, adventure, business, dating and danger in Mexico, Central and South America. Guatemala is the biggest country in the region by population, after all. And I was there just last week! I found girls in Guatemala to be extremely warm and friendly. Overall, I have nothing bad to say about the personalities of girls from Guatemala. For instance, while dabbling in the nightlife in Guate and Antigua, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were plenty of beautiful girls.
'It's a crime to be young and pretty': girls flee predatory Central America gangs
By Flora Drury For Mailonline. The babies cradled in these young girls' arms could easily be their little brothers or sisters. But this is Guatemala, a country where nearly a quarter of all babies are born to teenage mothers.
As draws to a close, UNICEF editors sorted through this year's photography archive and selected some of the most moving, striking and inspiring images from its work with children around the world. This collection is a mere fraction of the countless moments and issues that shaped this year, across the more than countries and territories in which UNICEF works. A girl cries upon her arrival in Hassakeh city, in the far northeastern corner of Syria, after fleeing her hometown on the Turkish border. Brazilian military firefighters carry children rescued during heavy flooding in the Pemba region of Mozambique in April following Cyclone Kenneth.