Bolivian rape trial provides insight into secrective Mennonite colony

Susana Banman dreads the dark. Since one terrible night in early 2009, she and her husband check the closets and lock newly installed window latches each night before going to sleep in their picturesque Mennonite community of Manitoba Colony, in the eastern lowlands of Bolivia. “Even still, I can’t sleep through the night,” says the mother of eight, who has come forward as a victim in a rape trial that has become the most horrifying scandal in Mennonite history. Read Article

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