The bad economic situation in Venezuela has made many women to come to Cucuta and sell sex on the streets, parks and brothels. You will not find a red-light district from the Cucuta. But most of the nightlife is located around the Malecon along the water and on Avenue 0. There are many nice bars in the area and also prostitution at the nighttime. The Venezuelan sex workers are concentrated in different areas of the city apart from the Colombians.
Venezuelans sell sex and hair to survive in Colombian border city
Venezuelan Women Turning to Prostitution to Survive
Thousands upon thousands of Venezuelans pour into Colombia over the crowd cross-country bridge, their faces gaunt, carrying little more than a backpack. Rail-thin women cradle their tiny babies, and beg along the trash-strewn gutters. Teens hawk everything from cigarettes to sweets and water for small change. The young, the old and the disabled cluster around the lone Western Union office — recently established to deal with the Venezuelan influx — in the hopes of receiving or sending a few dollars to send home. Without passports or work permits, the Venezuelans — many with university degrees or decent jobs in what was once the wealthiest nation in Latin America — are now resorting to whatever it takes to survive.
Venezuelan Migrants at High Risk for Trafficking and Abuse
CUCUTA, Colombia AP — On a recent humid evening in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, a Venezuelan woman wrapped her newborn daughter in a pale yellow blanket and left her with a note alongside a car parked near a stadium hosting a high school field day. About an hour later, another woman, her son and a teenage friend emerged from the stadium and heard the baby crying. They traced the faint wail to the car, just as the driver was starting the engine, coming dangerously close to striking the child. Officers arrived within minutes and took the child to a nearby hospital. But aside from the note, which said the mother was Venezuelan, there was nothing to identify the girl, who begins life in the midst of an exodus from Venezuela in which children are increasingly becoming the victims of abuse, malnutrition and even abandonment.
Venezuela's months-long economic crisis has worsened, with citizens scrambling to get access to everything from condoms to toilet paper , and now, Venezuelan women are turning to prostitution to get by, a new report from Fusion suggests. Prostitution is legal in Colombia, which is where more and more Venezuelan women are going to work. According to Fusion's Manuel Rueda, most women head to places like Cucuta, a busy border town, for a few days of work before heading back home to Venezuela.