In El Salvador, ‘Girls Are a Problem’ | The New York Times

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publication date: 
Sep 2, 2017
In 2016 alone, 524 women were killed in El Salvador. Opinion piece looks at victims and survivors, role of society.

For the past few years El Salvador has been listed among the world’s deadliest countries for women, and ranks first in Latin America.

-- I don’t want to go back to El Salvador. I felt afraid as a woman there more than in any other country in Latin America. I realized I had entered hostile territory while chatting with the taxi driver who picked me up at the airport, the first Salvadoran man I met. He told me he had a baby, a little darling called J. J., and showed me a photo. When I asked him if he’d like more children, he said yes, but only boys.

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