Bolivia to Declare National Alert for Femicide

This year alone, nine deaths have been recorded in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Bolivian government should declare a national alert in the near future, due to the increase in cases of violence against women. Jeanine Áñez, the country's interim president, said she will approve a decree to mark 2020 as the Year to Fight Violence Against Women.

According to Justice Minister Álvaro Coimbra, the government is appalled by last year's statistics, which ended with 117 femicides.

In 2018, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) report recorded 128 murders of women in the country, placing Bolivia in fifth place among the countries with . . .

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