Comment about "La Llorona"


     I guess there must be plenty of urban legends about infanticides, so the theme is still disturbingly actual. But this is a costarrican legend about the days of old when unwanted pregnacies were more than inconvenient, unconceivable.

     Not existing any abortion clinics at the time, this girl decided she would rather have the baby and drown him in the Virilla river, after which she plunged herself into remorse and despair.

     The story is still told that at night you can hear the scream of “La Llorona” when she’s searching for her baby by the river.

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