As the literature reviews demonstrates the gap in research
regarding child sex tourism in the Cartagena and as there are no scholarly articles
written in English or Spanish. It thus, becomes crucial to undergo scholarly
research in the area to determine the factors causing the encouragement of
children to the market. The research will be qualitative in nature, requiring
the researcher to travel to the city and use snowball sampling to gather a
sample of 50 children. Using Fundacion Renacer, a non-governmental organization
that works to provide services to children who are or who were involved in
sexual exploitation, as the main source for gathering data around the city. The
research would be a stepping-stone to encouraging further research in the area
and hopes to shed light on the government to take action to the increasing
sexual exploitation of minors in this soon to become "Thailand of the Americas" (Castaneda, 2009).
Andrea Valencia is a student at New York University.