In Argentina, where the rate of gender-based murder is already high, femicides are on the rise. Advocates say sensational media coverage is feeding the attitudes that lead to the crime.
Argentina has seen 226 femicides in 2016, with 19 in just October alone. Following the news of Lucia Perez's murder, women gather to protest the ongoing violence against women in the country.
The case of 11 women lured into forced prostitution and then killed by members of the Barrio Azteca gang was seen as a barometer of both the femicide crisis in the country and judicial reforms aimed at improving Mexico's antiquated justice system.
Every official in Mexico who bears any responsibility for the scores of cases of missing or murdered women in the core of the country simply refuse to acknowledge the crisis of femicides in Edomex.
Amnesty International has called Paraguay's decision "equivalent to torture," yet authorities insist the child, who was raped by her stepfather, is fit to give birth.
As many as 300,000 people gathered in Buenos Aires and other cities on Wednesday to call attention to femicides, galvanized by the killing of a 14-year-old pregnant girl by her 16-year-old boyfriend.
The justices decided that all murders of women should be considered possible femicides, in a landmark ruling over the 2010 murder of 29-year-old Mariana Lima Buendia.
Plutarco Ruiz, accused of killing Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister, is facing charges of femicide in connection to the Nov. 13 killings of Miss Honduras and her sister.
While Mexico fights a war against the drug cartels that control much of its northern border, a lesser-known struggle is talking place in Guatemala, its neighbor to the south.