Monday, July 28, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
This is an excerpt from a documentary I saw called Killer's Paradise. In Guatemala, over 2000 women have been murdered since 1999. Just in 2005, 640 women were killed, nearly 2 a day. The majority of these cases remain unsolved, so that's 2000 murders unconvicted. The documentary brings up how macho culture plays a role in the failure to fully investigate these murder cases. Like the body they are burying at the beginning of the clip, investigators found traces of red nail polish and decided that the woman was a prostitute and buried her in an unmarked grave, case closed. (guys, I am wearing red nail polish right now!) It's really crazy and you can totally see how el machismo runs all the way to the top by the way the president of Guatemala tells the reporter she's being "too pessimistic" when she quotes facts.