Femicide Law | Guatemala 2008

onto Jurisprudence

publication date: 
May 2, 2008
The Guatemalan Femicide Law was approved by 112 out of 158 members of Congress amid jubilant cries from demonstrators who had assembled outside Parliament as a sign of mourning for the hundreds of women who have been brutally killed in Guatemala.

May 2, 2008
LatinaAmerica Press

On April 5, 16-year-old Carmen del Rosario Aguirre and her friend Yesenia Adaly Pérez Arévalo, 17, went to the local market of La Parroquia. Both girls came from the village of Rincón de la Peña, in the municipality of Palencia, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guatemala City.