This might sound dumb but I'm not familiar with female oppression in Latin America of the same kind experienced in the Middle East. From a personal perspective...really...my exposure to the culture which is pretty much dominant in me is that women are very domineering and men are excellent at playing mucho macho but behind closed doors men are perfect sissies and mercilessly henpecked. If one doesn't conform to that cultural pattern beware because hell is awaitin'.
It has been statistically noted that in Mexico as many as 60-70% of women report domestic abuse...My only response to that is that domestic abuse is the result of a sense of powerlessness not power. Consider that dynamic carefully. In any case, there are many factors to consider from interpersonal dynamics and the end result is that things are never as they seem.