The history of children and youth in Central America as a whole

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Child Rights Under Scrutiny
By Casa Alianza—Regional Office. Press Release 6 June, 1997. Central American states due to report to UN on street children by November. Contrasting official and NGO reports.
More Honduran girls prostituted
Tiempos del Mundo (Argentina), Reuters, 28 February 1998 (English and Spanish). Young girls being taken to Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico.
Child Sex Trade Rises in Central America
By Serge F. Kovaleski, The Washington Post, 2 January 2000. The sexual exploitation of girls and boys, largely by U.S. males, has reached alarming proportions in Central America, according to children's rights advocates who say the region is now a priority in their struggle against child prostitution and pornography.
7.5 Million Children at Work
By Néfer Muñoz, IPS, 3 August 2000. More than 7.5 million Central American children and adolescents have lost their right to recreation and studies because they must go to work in order to help support their families. Children performing dangerous industrial jobs, young people hired to commit crimes and babies sold into adoption in industrialised countries are all part of the panorama.