Bolivia: Series of child rapes in a village prompts ban on alcohol and a new curfew

Posted on July 2, 2015 • Filed under: Bolivia, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Social Issues reported after a series of child rapes, La Asunta has taken the drastic action “for the good of all”, says community leader, Jorge Mendoza. Villagers in a small community in Bolivia have implemented a dry law and curfew to try to cut crime after a spate of child rapes. La Asunta, a coca-growing neighbourhood of 2,000, voted to introduce a prohibition for 30 days after the most recent attack on an 11-year-old girl by a drunken man at the end of May. The resolution, signed by community organisations and local police, was published at the beginning of June and may now be made permanent after two other child rapes in nearby villages. Read Article

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