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The agent, who did not want to be identified, said he was there only to drink and look.
Connect with the definitive source for global and local news. Men visiting boys towns say many prostitutes require condoms.
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Until the early s, boys town was near the center of Acuna, a city of aboutAfter residents complained about the noise, the district was moved out of town and the party atmosphere subsided. The half-dozen bars, most only a few years old and well-appointed, are clustered on a small hill along a gravel road south of town.
Outside along the dusty streets of boys town - also known as La Zona de Tolerancia or Zone of Tolerance - scattered groups of men from nearby Air Force installations, teen-agers and other Americans wander to bars like the Rio Club and La Camelia. Prostitutes come from all over Mexico to earn money at the brothels.
Herbert H. Ortega of El Paso, executive director of the U. He credits education efforts by the association and other groups, such as the Pan-American Health Organization that he le. Rosalinda, 26, said in her six months in Acuna she has had sex with thousands of men.
Acuna health officials last week cited some prostitutes for not having health certificates and checked them for disease. At least five Mexican border cities have flourishing boys towns, and though some have been moved away from central tourist districts, they remain popular attractions for businessmen, hunters and teen-agers.
The Associated Press. Smaller and older brothels cater to Mexican clients.
Every week a doctor checks them. Some say the threat of disease limits them to looking.