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Russian mob: United Nations points to Brazil as a route of women trafficking for slavery/prostitution.

Criminal organizations in Europe and Asia have set up a network of trafficking women for prostitution from Brazil and Paraguay into developed countries, says the United Nations (UN) report last Thursday. It is suspected that the Russians have a decisive role in this prostitution network.

Between 2005 and 2007, a thousand Brazilian women were victims of trafficking and were found in several countries – mainly in Europe, says the survey.

The study uses Spain as an example of the growth in the presence of Brazilian victims in the sex market in Europe. The most recent data, 2006, report that one third of trafficked women in Spain were Brazilian and Paraguayan and arrived in the country through the airports of Brazil. In 2000, the women from Brazil and Paraguay brought illegally to Spain accounted for 15% of all victims of trafficking.

The participation of Colombian fell: in 2000, they represented a third of that market, while in 2006 about 10%.