She stressed that she has already held two meetings with the mayor of Mazatlán, Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, and with the head of the Mazatlán Secretariat of Public Security, Juan Ramón Alfaro Gaxiola
Mazatlan, Sinaloa. – Being a hermetic issue about which many local officials are reluctant to give full statements, the head of the State Women’s Secretariat, María Teresa Guerra Ochoa, spoke openly about the issue and confessed that there is a complex problem of prostitution in Mazatlan child and child trafficking.
In an exclusive interview for Informative Reaction, the also activist and academic, identified that in every city on the globe there are certain conditions for trafficking and violence against girls and women, as well as child prostitution, to proliferate more than in other areas and Sinaloa has with these conditions, being best exemplified in the cities of Mazatlán and the Sindicatura de Villa Juárez, in Navolato.
“The issue of violence against girls and women has been addressed at different times within the State Security table. This table meets daily in the morning and I know why I have even had to be present (…) Federal authorities and State authorities sit at this table,” she said.
“The vulnerability of girls and women is intensified in those places where there is a lot of migration and a lot of tourist movement; Sinaloa has these two points”, analyzed Guerra Ochoa.
She stressed that she has already held two meetings with the mayor of Mazatlán, Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, and with the head of the Mazatlán Secretariat of Public Security, Juan Ramón Alfaro Gaxiola, since, personally, as the main head of the Secretariat of Women, “is very concerned about the issue of child prostitution, the issue of trafficking in minors”, in addition to the fact that they have a “complicated problem”.
“We have been talking with the mayor of Mazatlán, who we also know has a complicated problem and we talked about it about two weeks ago with the director of the Mazatlán police; We are very concerned about the issue of child prostitution, the issue of trafficking in minors and this type of illicit activity that sometimes increases in places with a high tourist movement, as is the case in Mazatlan,” stressed the state official.
She mentioned that, for its part, SeMujeres will seek comprehensive responses and strengthening with the State Attorney General’s Office, since the message of zero tolerance comes hand in hand with crimes that reach the ultimate consequences of their punishment.