Latin America UNAIDS ambassador says "macho" gap needs closing

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Alejandra Oraa. Photo courtesy of CNN

The "macho" gap in Latin America needs closing when it comes to human rights and equality for people living with HIV and AIDS.

That's the view of Alejandra Oraa, a Venezuelan-born television journalist and recently-appointed UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean.

She said the culture of machismo and patriarchal values around her region, fuels gender inequality, although there have been advances.

She spoke to Rocio Franco at the recent High-Level meeting on ending AIDS in New York.

Duration: 2'26"

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