The Mexican government estimates that 8 out of 10 women in Mexico have suffered abuse of some type.
Laws criminalizing domestic violence are difficult to apply. CCTV Correspondent Gerry Hadden travels to the Yucatan peninsula on the east coast of Mexico to speak to the victims of violence.
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