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Two in every five teenage boys in eight countries in Latin America and the Caribbean believe a drunk woman is to be blamed for getting raped, even if she is unconscious, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey by aid agency Oxfam, interviewed 4,731 men and women aged 15-25 in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, and showed violence against women is seen as normal. The results of the survey, which asked young people about their relationships and gender roles, were "alarming" and "surprising," and are driven by Latin America's widespread macho culture, said Damaris Ruiz, a women's rights expert at Oxfam.While millions of people across South America have taken to the streets to protest against the high levels of gender violence in recent years, two-thirds of respondents said it was largely up to the government to combat violence against women.
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