Welcome back to another week of Central American news.
A somber story was produced by the Wall Street Journal
this week and sums up what I read every week on local Central American media: murdered girls and women.
Latin America is killing its women - and Central American countries (El Salvador, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua) top the list, along with Caribbean nations.
Toxic masculinity, torn families, inter-generational trauma and violence, and impunity, all have a role to play in gender violence.
Some cases do give hope of change. Imelda Cortez, a rape survivor who was accused of trying to murder her child when she gave birth in a latrine, was acquitted
by Salvadoran courts. The ruling may set a precedent in the courts and may help change how women’s lives and rights are perceived.
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