Colombia Sex Tourism Industry: When, Where To Watch 'El Mercado De La Inocencia' Documentary

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In the sex tourism industry, hundreds of underage girls enter into a world of drugs and prostitution. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Over the last two decades, Medellin has gone from being globally known as a drug traffic and extreme violence destination to becoming a thriving cosmopolitan city. The long-gone Medellin Cartel has left a cursed legacy: sex tourism.

Progress and peace have resulted in an exponential increase of tourism, but have also caused unexpected collateral damage: the rise in sex tourism in this Colombian city. Many of the illegal networks run by foreigners in the United States and Europe, offer Medellin guided tours that include underage prostitutes in their packages available for online purchase.

Discovery en Español takes its cameras deep into Pablo Escobar's hometown to showcase the business of the continuously expanding criminal networks and the journey of hundreds of minors as they enter a world of drugs and prostitution. ''El Mercado de la Inocencia'' will premiere Sunday, November 5th at 10pm E/P as part of the "Discovery a Fondo" investigative programming block.

Narrated and directed by ''Clandestino'''s journalist and researcher David Beriain, the show is a one-hour documentary that portrays criminal networks and witnesses teenagers entering Medellin's illegal business as they start a journey that often begins by selling their virginity to the best foreign bidder.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.

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