14. September 2013 · Comments Off on Caribbean Age · Categories: News

That should be the world of children and is for a part of them, but in Latin America in which 40% of the population is under 15 years of age the majority has to grow and learn in the world of the poor, have to work, the major challenges facing it, especially in an environment full of violence, insecurity, where the life of these is in danger. You will tells us, that among the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean around 55% are under the age of 15. Children born in poor households they are denied human rights more elemental: education, health, an adequate food, game, so vital to the development of the child. Poor children are part of the landscape of many Latin American and Caribbean cities. They are the children of the street, without family, for whom the street is your home, your school and your workplace. Children who beg, they swarm in the streets thanks to the dangers, to be exploited, often killed for organ trafficking or prey easy of social exploitation, traffickers, mules drugs and what is sadder to consumers. We are reminded, there are also others that if they are not on the street, living in it, have family, but poverty forces them to seek livelihoods outside the home. They are school age children who will never receive education and that are incorporated into the working world.

Whatever the causes, the fact is that the street children come from extremely impoverished families, and most of the times, violent. For many, the street is your home, and there are the livelihoods, either stealing, selling sweets, cleaning windscreens of cars, hauling packages in markets or simply begging. Since then, it is very valid when you point, that whatever the activity, they are exposed to great physical, psychic and moral risks. Often found in the street begging for a snack, a lismona, by necessity, to feed themselves, although it is also known that they are sent by other older, even family, to steal, to look for money to be unscrupulous used by them in their vices, not their needs.

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