Venezuelan Women Forced To Turn To Prostitution To Afford Food

Authored by Mac Slavo via,

All twelve women who work at the “Show Malilo Night Club” brothel in Arauca, Colombia are from Venezuela. As Venezuela’s socialist economic crisis continues, many Venezuelan women have turned to the sex trade in neighboring Colombia to eat and provide for their families.

“We’ve got lots of teachers, some doctors, many professional women and one petroleum engineer,” brothel owner Gabriel Sánchez said of the women who sell their bodies for $25 an hour.  “All of them showed up with their degrees in hand.” 

Sanchez who is 60 years-old, started the brothel in Arauca, Colombia after he lost his job in a car repair shop in Venezuela thanks to the government’s socialist policies.

Sánchez and others in the sex industry say Venezuelans dominate the trade now because they’re willing to work for less pay.

“I would say 99 percent of the prostitutes in this town are Venezuelan,” he said. 

Amid food shortages, hyperinflation, rampant poverty driven by socialism, and U.S. sanctions, waves of economic refugees have fled the country. Those with the means to do so have gone to places like Miami, Santiago, and Panama. But those who are less fortunate, have had to sink low to simply eat.

A recent study suggested as many as 350,000 Venezuelans had entered Colombia in the last six years. With jobs scarce in the country though, many young (and some not so young) women are turning to the world’s oldest profession to make ends meet. According to the Miami Herald, prostituting for money to buy basic necessities has become commonplace for Venezuelan women.

“If you had told me four years ago that I would be here, doing this, I wouldn’t have believed you,” said Dayana, who asked that her last name not be used.


“But we’ve gone from crisis to crisis to crisis, and now look where we are.”

Dayana is a 30-year-old mother of four who found herself struggling to feed her family in Caracas.  Seven months ago, she came to Colombia looking for work. Without an employment permit, she found herself working as a prostitute in the capital, Bogotá.  Dayana said she used to be the manager of a food-processing plant on the outskirts of Caracas, but that job disappeared after the government seized the factory and “looted it,” she said.

With inflation running in excess of 700 percent and the bolivar currency in free fall, finding food and medicine in Venezuela has become a frustrating, time-consuming task. Dayana said she often would spend four to six hours waiting in line hoping to buy a bag of flour. Other times she was forced to buy food on the black market at exorbitant rates. Hunger in Venezuela is rampant. –The Miami Herald

Many in Venezuela didn’t prepare for the certain economic failure and food shortages that inevitably result from socialism. As The Prepper’s Blueprint says “If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not. A crisis rarely stops with a triggering event. The aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life.” And Venezuela is in the midst of such a crisis.  This is made evident by the seeking of prostitution jobs by previously successful and professional women.

Dayana claims she can make between $50-$100 per night by selling herself for 20 minutes at a time.

 “Prostitution obviously isn’t a good job,” she said.


“But I’m thankful for it because it’s allowing me to buy food and support my family.”

There seems to be no end in sight for Venezuela’s economic pain either.  And President Nicolás Maduro has been digging in and avoiding the economic reforms that economists say are necessary.


Escrava Isaura Justin Case Wed, 09/27/2017 - 05:18 Permalink

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Oh my god. Venezuela too made a leap into the future without needing the collapse of the industrial age.  

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bamawatson JohnG Tue, 09/26/2017 - 20:48 Permalink

prior to his death, guy gives his doctor, priest, & lawyer, each, $25,000 cash. says when i die, through it in my grave. at burial, each tosses in an envelope.while walking away, priest says, i have sinned, church needed $10,000 in repairs, so my envelope only contained $15,000. doctor says, my wife caught me with my nurse, cost me a bundle, my envelope only contained $5,000. lawyer shakes his head, says, i am ashamed of you two, my envelope contained a personal check for the full $25,000

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a Smudge by an… JohnG Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:10 Permalink

Odd thing. I was intersted in becoming a doctor so I became and EMT and all the doctors convinced me not to be a doctor. So I set about a JD, enrolled in college, met some lawyers and the promptly talked me out of it. This became a pattern. Pretty much anything I wanted to do, there was somebody standing there telling me it was a bad decision.This touched off a life long progressive rejection of anything anybody had to say to me at any time. It's been the secret to my success.

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buttmint buttmint Tue, 09/26/2017 - 23:52 Permalink

....a gal goes in to her gynecologist for a check up. She is spread eagle in the stirrups and her male gyno is checking everything out.....the lady---turning red and quite shy asks haltingly "...ah, uhm Doc...can I confide in something personal with you?" Doc looks up and smiles and says "...sure---what is it?"Lady: my husband LOVES butt fucking, I gotta admit, it hurt at first, but now I really look forward to my guy hammering me in the poop chute---my worry is thus: "...can I get pregnant?"Doc pauses---looks at her and matter-of-factly says: " betcha, where do you think attorneys come from?"

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virgule gladih8r Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:26 Permalink

Let's get this straight:- The going rate is USD 25 / hr- The girl says she makes USD 100 selling herself 20 minutes at a time.That should be 4 hours' work at the going rate, but it seems she's only working 80 minutes. She must be really good, and some guys are getting short-changed :-)

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Jeffersonian Liberal overbet Wed, 09/27/2017 - 07:48 Permalink

As I read this article, I was thinking about American women in the workforce, how their careers and success being company slaves makes them feel validated, worthwhile, strong, empowered.

How many American women put their real family on the back burner in order to feel glorified and validated by their fake family (their work)?

And how fragile is that sense of accomplishment and worth when the company is taken over or kicks you to the curb or if the economy tanks and you are just barely surviving.

Most of the problems in America are due to an excess of luxury, not understanding how truly good we have it and being greedy for our individual gain beyond all reason.

Most people in this country deserve a good kick in the gut.

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Billy the Poet Buckaroo Banzai Tue, 09/26/2017 - 18:01 Permalink

The Reason for Hyperinflation-phobia However, memories run deep when the exchange from marks to dollars goes from 4.2 to one in 1914 to 4.2 trillion marks to the dollar by November 1923.  “The collapse of money and the collapse of morals became identical,” writes Taylor. Flesh was for sale as is depicted in “Cabaret” and not just with traditional prostitutes but “the newly dispossessed daughters (and sons) of the educated middle class, who had now also taken to the sex trade, were endlessly available at a price–preferably in cigarettes, precious metals or hard currency rather than paper marks.” With the inflation wiping out the savings of the middle class, it meant young women had no dowries to offer. “When the money became worthless,” wrote one woman, “it destroyed the whole system for getting married, and so it destroyed the whole idea of remaining chaste until marriage.” The author cites a story from Russian writer Ilya Ehrenburg about a night out with friends from Berlin’s foreign colony. he writes that they ended up at a “thoroughly respectable bourgeois apartment.”  They were offered lemonade with a little alcohol in it and

Then the two daughters of the house entered, in an unclothed state, and began to dance. The mother looked hopefully at the foreign guests: Perhaps her daughters would please them and would pay well, in dollars, of course. “And this is what we call life,” the mother sighed. “Actually it’s purely and simply the end of the world.”

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Captain Chlamydia Billy the Poet Tue, 09/26/2017 - 18:38 Permalink

Looks a lot like Amerika today.... But while it was good, everything was happening in the Weimar Republic, a swirling orgy of modern life. It was a time of gender bending and cross- dressing, basically a nonbinary sexual free-for-all. And sex in Weimar Germany was everywhere. Homosexuality, nudity, prostitutes, and orgies were easy to come by, as were drugs and alcohol. Think coked up sex binges mixed with Cabaret and you'll start to get there. Add on top of that the rising tide of Nazism and you have the makings of a salacious, button pushing bonanza of ribald naughtiness. Sounds like a damn good time. 

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Advoc8tr Billy the Poet Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:05 Permalink

The clock watching skanks we know as hookers .. couldn't agree more.If you want to confuse yourself go into a gogo bar in Thailand (or Colombia it seems) and when a super hot 20 yr old begs you to help her put food on the family table and explains how a few weeks ago she was studying to be [xyz normal career] her mother pulled her out of Uni and sent her to the bar because she can make more than a doctor or lawyer ... she is scared.  All night for $100 and they usually want to make you breakfast in the morning.  Brings new meaning into the term GFEI just tell myself it is being charitable Thai style.

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