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Prostitutes of Guatemala: A Photo Essay Of Life On La Linea

by | 17th, April 2014

AN ANORAK photo essay: life on La Linea, a Guatemala Prostitution Strip. Photographer Alexandre Meneghini looks at the women in the rented love rooms:

 

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Prostitutes buy fresh goat milk while waiting for clients outside their rented rooms on a street called in Spanish “La Linea,” or “The Strip,” where dozens of women work as prostitutes in Guatemala City, Monday, May 28, 2007.

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A client talks with other men, unseen, before paying for the services of a prostitute on a street called in Spanish “La Linea,” or “The Strip,” where dozens of women work as prostitutes in Guatemala City, Monday, May 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

 

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A man stands next to burning candles that were lit in homage to Silvia Yolanda Martinez, 28, who was shot in the back five times in broad daylight for allegedly refusing to pay the local tax that gangs charge so that she can work as a prostitute in what is known as La Linea, or The Strip where dozens of women work as prostitutes in Guatemala City late night Friday, June 22, 2007

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A prostitute from Costa Rica who identifies herself as Angie, 22, smokes a cigarette while clients wait in the doorway of her rented room

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“Sonrisa,” or “Smile,” 19

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A prostitute from Nicaragua who identifies herself as Mari brushes her hair while waiting for clients

 

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A prostitute who goes by the name in Spanish “Gata Salvaje” or “Wild Cat,” waits for clients

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Melisa, 30

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A prostitute from El Salvador who identifies herself as Katia

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Prostitutes from Costa Rica who identify themselves as Julie, 23, left, Tamara, 24, center, and Angie, 22, talk with potential clients,

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A prostitute from El Salvador who identifies herself as Vilma

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A prostitute from El Salvador who identifies herself as “La Flaca,” or “Skinny,” checks her makeup

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Melisa, 30

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A prostitute from El Salvador who goes by the name Kathy

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Prostitutes who identify themselves as Tamara, left, and Mila

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A prostitute stands next to an statue of Maximon, a pagan saint believed to provide richness and protection to its believers

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A sixty-five year old prostitute who identifies herself as “La Abuelita,” or “The Grandmother,” poses for a portrait in a rented room where she has been living for the last 42 years

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A prostitute laughs as another attends a client

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A prostitute from Nicaragua who identifies herself as Mari brushes her hair while waiting for clients

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“Sonrisa,” or “Smile,” 19

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A prostitute from Costa Rica who identifies herself as Angie, 22, smokes a cigarette while clients wait in the doorway of her rented room

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A man stands next to burning candles that were lit in homage to Silvia Yolanda Martinez, 28, who was shot in the back five times in broad daylight for allegedly refusing to pay the local tax that gangs charge so that she can work as a prostitute in what is known as La Linea, or The Strip where dozens of women work as prostitutes in Guatemala City late night Friday, June 22, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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