Femicides in Argentina: 13 women murdered in first 20 days of March
Buenos Aires Provincial Prosecutor General’s Office reveals 100,000 criminal cases were opened in 2018 into alleged gender-based violence in the province. This represented 13.3% of all legal cases last year.
Among the names are Analía, Natalia, Patricia. The places include Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Misiones. Stabbings, dismembering of body parts, and burnings were some of the crimes.
These are the details of a disturbing reality.
In the first 20 days of March, there were at least 13 femicides – or one femicide every 37 hours. In 84 percent of these cases, the perpetrator was the boyfriend, husband or former partners of the victim. In 42 percent of the cases, the perpetrator committed suicide after he killed his victim.
On Friday, the Buenos Aires Provincial Prosecutor General’s Office reported 100,000 criminal cases were opened in 2018 into alleged gender-based violence in the province. This represented 13.3 percent of all legal cases last year.
Chubut province was as far south as the trend reached. There, Andrea Tacumán was murdered. Her boyfriend shot her dead and then confessed to a relative that he had committed the crime. He is currently detained.
In Córdoba, Patricia Yameta was another victim. In Mendoza, it was Analía Azzolina. And in Corrient, Perla Araujo lost her life.
Vanina Cattáneo was set on fire by her partner. She arrived to the hospital with 50 percent of body suffering from burns. She died on March 4.
Rosa González fell from her balcony in Ensenada, in Greater Buenos Aires. Her husband told the courts his wife had taken her own life. That was a life. According to investigators, he faked a suicide. He is now behind bars.