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Colombia Struggles to Convict Killers of Women, Experts Say

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A law aimed at reducing Colombia's female homicide rate — of three killings per day — has struggled to secure convictions as people tend to blame or disbelieve women and excuse men for violence, experts said Thursday.  Only 17 convictions have been handed down since Colombia introduced a law in 2015 that defines and punishes the killing of a woman because of her gender — known as femicide — as a specific crime, a study found.    Most killings were carried out by...

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