There’s an expat in a bar called the Blue Marlin, which is on the ground floor of a pink hotel in downtown San José, Costa Rica.He used to be a detective, did a bit of vice, enough to know how the world works, how people think. And they’ve gotta be a nice guy.“The expat takes a drink, studies the gringos again.Amenities and inclusions are subject to change at any time. Room amenities include in-room climate controlled air conditioning, terrace or patio, television, telephone, complimentary wireless internet access, complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water and beer, i Pod docking station with alarm clock radio, coffee/tea maker, safety deposit box, and hair dryer. But there is another reason to travel to Costa Rica that a certain segment of visitors don't disclose.Sex tourism is a large attraction for some people traveling to Costa Rica; prostitution is legal and individuals travel there to buy sex on a regular basis.I wanted to open a safe house, but how do you do that?
According to OIJ investigators of the Crimes against Physical Integrity, Trafficking of People section that led the raid, the women split the money 50-50 with the business.
The operative word here is ‘discovered’, the same confidential sources told the Q the number of massage parlors, for example, and not including bars and night clubs, where prostitution is the order of the day at is more than 100, anything from a small operation of one or two rooms with less than a handful of women, to like the Thursday afternoon raid on a massage parlor in Barrio Amon, that includes more than 20 rooms, a sauna and steam room.
In the Thursday afternoon raid on the New Fantasy, located behind the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) building, in downtown San Jose, a massage parlor than has been in operation for more than decade, the Organismo de Investigation Judicial (OIJ) and the San Jose police inside found 15 women, the majority Costa Rican and Nicaraguan and several clients.
Should you engage in it, we will drive you to jail." She and her children found this not only odd but upsetting.
Beyond all of the beauty that her family saw as they vacationed, they also witnessed symptoms of a child trafficking epidemic that left them shaken: I lived in Redwood city, my job for 28 years was running my own daycare business. I have four children, two of which were adopted from Russia. I knew I needed to go down there and find a way to help.