'Juicy bars' in South Korea
Stars and Stripes' coverage of the controversy over "juicy bars," the seedy
entertainment establishments commonly clustered near the gates of U.S. military
bases across South Korea. Prostitution and indentured servitude have been
everyday realities at many of these popular hangouts for American soldiers,
according to bar girls, many of whom were enticed from the Philippines to work
in the South Korean bars with false promises that they could earn legitimate
incomes as singers and entertainers.
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