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Guatemala's soaring crimes against women

Macho culture blamed in part for few being booked for the killings of 700 women last year.
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 14:05

In Guatemala, the low detection rate in crimes against women, is being blamed, in part, on a macho culture.

Seven hundred women were murdered in the South-American country last year. However, very few of their attackers have been caught.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

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