HELP Discoteca is a famous "landmark" on Copacabana beach. Here is the web site. I've often heard it referred to as the biggest brothel in South America.
It's right along Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana, across from where the outdoor market sets up nightly. Most of the female "clientele" consists of prostitutes and transvestite prostitutes. The male clientele consists of 1) men looking for this type of thing and 2) men who are gullible. I did a quick internet search while looking for the web site, and came across some hilarious travel reviews from men who didn't clue in to the club's actual setup 'the chicks were all over me!' haha... yeah you the man.
Anyway, word on the street is that Help Discoteca is closing its doors, and that the building will become a music museum.
Obviously there are positives to a place referred to as the biggest brothel in South America being shut down. However, there are also negatives.
Such as... displaced sex trade workers. Where will they go? Where will the work? On the streets? This does not seem like a positive thing to me.