Simeon TegelDecember 29, 2013 07:25
LIMA — By all accounts, Joel Molero, an openly gay young man, was enjoying his life to the fullest in Chachapoyas, a sleepy provincial capital in northern Peru. But after a night out at a karaoke bar, Molero’s unrecognizable corpse was discovered in a ditch. He'd been horribly dismembered and his remains stuffed into a straw mattress and set on fire. He appears to have been yet another victim of an epidemic of homophobic violence sweeping Latin America.