While sex work is largely Illegal in Mexico, most cities do have Zonas de has driven the forced exploitation of many girls as sex workers. child sex trafficking industry; an estimated 16, to 20, Mexican.
Prostitution in Mexico is legal under Federal Law. Each of the 31 states enacts its own prostitution laws and policies. Thirteen of the states of Mexico allow and regulate prostitution. Prostitution involving minors under 18 is illegal. Some Mexican cities have enacted "tolerance zones" ("zonas de tolerancia") Violence against sex workers in Ciudad Juárez has been.
Mexico's epidemic of sexual trafficking and exploitation of women and After the illicit trade in drugs and weapons, sex trafficking is the third most per year for sexual exploitation, with 45 per cent being indigenous girls.