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GOLDMAN SACHS TEM QUOTA EM ORGANIZAÇÃO DE TRÂFICO DE MULHERES E INCITAMENTO À PROSTITUIÇÃO

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A Goldman Sachs, essa empresa que se dedica ao mundo financeiro, tem muitos negócios.

Um deles consiste em ter uma quota de 16% numa organização criminosa que se dedica ao trafico de mulheres menores de idade, bem como ao incitamento à prostituição.

O maior fórum norte americano de trafico de mulheres menores de idade para iniciação à prostituição chama-se Backpage.com

No meio dos anúncios normais à prostituição, existe, também trafico de mulheres menores o coerção para a pratica de prostituição.

Os donos do Backpage são várias firmas de (private)  “equity”.

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Let’s back up for a moment. There’s no doubt that many escort ads on Backpage are placed by consenting adults. But it’s equally clear that Backpage plays a major role in the trafficking of minors or women who are coerced. In one recent case in New York City, prosecutors say that a 15-year-old girl was drugged, tied up, raped and sold to johns through Backpage and other sites.

Backpage has 70 percent of the market for prostitution ads, according to AIM Group, a trade organization.

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A empresa que publicamente dá a cara chama Village Voice media

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Village Voice Media makes some effort to screen out ads placed by traffickers and to alert authorities to abuses, but neither law enforcement officials nor antitrafficking organizations are much impressed. As a result, pressure is growing on the company to drop escort ads.

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Village Voice Media has been able to resist pressure partly because, as a private company, it doesn’t disclose its owners. But I’ve obtained documents that, with some digging, shed light on who’s behind it.

The two biggest owners are Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the managers of the company, and they seem to own about half of the shares. The best known of the other owners is Goldman Sachs, which invested in the company in 2000 (before Backpage became a part of Village Voice Media in a 2006 merger).

A Goldman managing director, Scott L. Lebovitz, sat on the Village Voice Media board for many years. Goldman says he stepped down in early 2010.

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No universo gigantesco que é a Goldman Sachs este é um pequeno negócio:

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Let’s be clear: this is a tiny investment by a huge company, and I have no reason to think that Goldman’s top executives knew of its connection to sex trafficking.

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No entanto a Goldman Sachs nunca se incomodou com o facto de estar presente num negócio de incitamento à prostituição e ao acto de forçar adolescentes à prostituição:

That said, for more than six years Goldman has held a significant stake in a company notorious for ties to sex trafficking, and it sat on the company’s board for four of those years. There’s no indication that Goldman or anyone else ever used its ownership to urge Village Voice Media to drop escort ads or verify ages. Elizabeth L. McDougall, chief counsel for Village Voice Media, told me Friday that she was “unaware of any dissent” from owners.

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Uma empresa que tem participações em negócios ligados ao trafico de mulheres e prostituição, tem negócios com Portugal.

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Notícia da comunicação social, dia 16 de Outubro de 2011.

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