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Mayor of Medellín, Colombia, bans prostitution in neighborhoods that are popular with tourists

Apr. 01, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The mayor of Colombia's second-largest city banned prostitution in some of the city's most famous neighborhoods for six months Monday, arguing it was necessary to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. Medellín's Mayor Federico Gutiérrez said the ban...

Slayings of tourists and Colombian women expose the dark side of Medellin's tourism boom

Feb. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EST

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The lush valley enveloping Medellin was once the heart of a brutal war involving the Colombian government, drug cartels and a smattering of other armed groups. But a sharp dip in violence in the country’s second-biggest city has attracted a flood of...