With Germany’s 1-0 defeat of Argentina yesterday, the 2014 World Cup drew to a close, and life in Brazil, presumably, will slowly return to normal. Among the many locals displaced or harrassed for the World Cup festivities were those in Brazil’s sex trade. While prostitution is ostensibly legal in Brazil, the laws are murky and sex workers are frequently subject to police crackdowns, corruption and exploitation. Despite the Brazilian government’s recent attempts to sanitize Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup, the influx of thousands of international fans had other impacts on the sex trade. Greg Mitchell is a researcher with the Observatory of Prostitution, which has conducted ethnographic research on prostitution for each of the 32 days of the 2014 World Cup.
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