Mexican Town Sells NY Sex Workers

In the small Mexican town of Tenancingo, the words “New York” bring dollar signs to the eyes of even the youngest—but not because they want to live here. Home to about 10,000, Tenancingo supplies many of the sex workers that end up on New York City’s streets, according to a report by the New York Daily News. “Many kids aspire to be traffickers,” said Emilio Munoz Berruecos, a local human-rights worker. “This is a phenomenon that goes back half a century.” And in this town where love is for sale and provides profits that finance gaudy pink-and-green houses, sex traffickers hold sway, recruiting women and sending many of them to the New York borough of Queens.