Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina

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Fury at fa­tal rape: Tens of thou­sands of women demon­strated in cen­tral Buenos Aires and in cities across Ar­gentina last week in an out­pour­ing of anger and re­vul­sion at the rape and tor­ture ear­lier this month of a 16-year-old school­girl. Lu­cia Perez was at­tacked so bru­tally, she suf­fered car­diac ar­rest and later died from in­ter­nal bleed­ing. The case, in the city of Mar del Plata, has caused out­rage not only in Ar­gentina, but across South Amer­ica, a re­gion where 98% of mur­ders of women and girls go un­pun­ished. Protesters against male vi­o­lence marched un­der the slo­gan Ni Una Menos (“Not one wo­man less”). Smaller demon­stra­tions were held in Peru, Bo­livia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Gu­atemala and Mex­ico.

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