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In Latin America, the criminal justice system has been regarded as one of the primary means of dealing with social issues, including violence. This limited viewpoint is well received in many governments where penal populism and the “iron fist” rule raise repressive policies over social policies that address causes with a structural approach.
Latin America has extensive experience creating laws against gender-based violence and discrimination, which have become very common in the region.
Juan is of legal age, and he is Andrea’s partner. They are having their first sexual encounters and, since they do not have comprehensive information about sex practices, Andrea got pregnant. To avoid any potential legal consequences against Juan because of him having sexual relations with a minor, Andrea prefers not to visit health facilities during her pregnancy and childbirth.
Lucía’s boyfriend, Alex, is of legal age. Lucía’s family dislikes the fact that Alex is a trans man and, to force them apart, they filed a complaint against him for homosexual acts with a minor.
Cristina has an intellectual disability and got pregnant as a result of an incestuous rape. She didn’t want to keep her pregnancy, but she didn’t have access to legal abortion. Not wanting or being able to care for her baby, her lawyers raised the case to the court to place the baby for adoption. The judge ruled that the baby must stay with her.
Jaime doesn’t want it to be known that he was sexually abused by her uncle when he was younger. However, his psychologist, the only person with whom he has shared this story, is determined to file a criminal complaint, as she is legally required by the state.
Martina got pregnant as a result of rape by her father. He was convicted and is now in prison. Martina doesn’t know where her mother is. She lives with her aunt and uncle, but they are not her legal guardians. To avoid consequences for them, Martina chose not to register her baby.