[QODLink]
Americas

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.

46

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.
A groundbreaking study from Johns Hopkins University shows that for big segments of the US population it is.
Critics claim a vaguely worded secrecy law gives the Japanese government sweeping powers.
A new book looks at Himalayan nation's decades of political change and difficult transition from monarchy to democracy.
join our mailing list