There is an attitude that is quite prevalent in many Latin American societies, and it refers to the behavior of its male inhabitants. They so love to demonstrate their power over women in order to prove they are stronger and more virile than any female in the area. The Macho Man syndrome is very apparent in the land of Argentine. Guys not only strut down the street displaying their manly bodies, but they want to make certain that women know who is the boss. Fourteen year old Chiara Paez was a young girl who went around with a sixteen year old Macho man, and the end to their relationship was a tragedy that is all too common for young women who have the misfortune to be inhabitants of Macho Land.
Her body was found badly beaten with blows to the head and other areas. Traces of a drug were found which is usually associated with an abortion. Her sixteen year old boy friend is now charged with femicide since he beat the hell out of her and made certain whatever was living within her body was definitely dead. It is clear that his mother and stepfather assisted in this murder. Current figures in Argentine are that at least 237 women died of femicide. Just a lot of Macho Men who want to make clear they can beat up women!