The Deputy Minister of Tourism for the North Coast, Julio Almonte said that from the institution and the State security agencies are working on the purification of the “ladies of cheerful life” who come to Sosúa to practice the trade, with the objective of decrease it

Almonte indicated that they are working on the organization and regulation of the bars located in the commercial area and especially in the places where the majority of sex workers are concentrated.

He said that it is a priority of the Ministry of Tourism to organize this tourist area.

“We are trying to regularize, based on the law, this tourist destination,” he said.

According to representatives of different sectors of the municipality, the rise of prostitution in the area has alienated hundreds of tourists “who are looking for a place to enjoy with their families,” according to Diario Libre.