According to ABC News, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry has taken on more than 2,000 websites that promote sex tourism in the country in an effort to combat sexual exploitation of minors during the 2014 World Cup.
Many of the 2,169 websites that post sensual pictures of women, welcoming them to partake in sexual encounters with minors come from the United States. Of the 2,169 sites, over a thousand of them have eliminated their sex-oriented content and the ministry said it is trying to convince the other thousand to do the same.
On top of combating the websites, the ministry started distributed ads and posters last year warning that exploiting minors for sex is a crime. The ministry distributed the ads and posters in countries where most of the tourists come from- U.S., France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.