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The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz: Quechua Bolivian woman unfairly sentenced to life in Argentina

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The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz: Quechua Bolivian woman unfairly sentenced to life in Argentina

     
     
 
 
By Sian Cowman  
   
Reina Maraz Bejarano was the last person in the courtroom to understand that she had just been sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly murdering her husband.

Maraz is from an indigenous community in Bolivia. Like many women in rural Bolivian communities, she was raised speaking the local language, not Spanish. On the day she was sentenced by the Argentine justice system, Maraz’s interpreter was translating the judges’ words from Spanish into Quechua so that she could understand. Married at 17 years old, a mother shortly after and subject to a violent marriage, Maraz was 22 when she was arrested for the  murder of her husband Limber Santos. She was 26 in November 2014, when her future was determined by three Argentine…

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