Fact: The estimated number of escorts in Argentine exceeds 25 thousands.
The demand for escort services in the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires went down 50 percent because of the world economic crisis. Nacion editing is writing: “Just like in other areas of economy escort industry is suffering low demand that caused considerable decrease of the existing profits and unemployment”. According to the association of escorts of Argentine, of several thousands in number, the number of daily bookings of escort services went down by half.
Remedial organizations expected some aid from the government. They also spoke in support of maintaining the escort services prices, because otherwise it “decreases the self-esteem of the escorts, who often the only bread bringers of the family”. In the local media there are many offers priced under USD 20.
Half a year ago the capital’s officials publicly opened the “Red Lights” zone, where escorts for non-traditional sexual orientation people are available. Recently the city has turned into a Mecca for gays and lesbians. Around a million lesbians and gays are visiting the city every year. The developed network of escort services for the category of clients is bringing into the city treasury approximately a billion USD annually. There are hundreds of boutique shops, hotels (including 5 star ones), night clubs (the first gay bar was opened as far back as in 1983, right after the military regime was thrown down) in Buenos Aires catered for homosexual ladies and gentlemen.
In Argentina escorts can render their services no closer than 200 meters from schools and churches.