More Women Raped And Murdered In Mexico

Chron.com

CHIMALHUACAN, MEXICO - In the past eight months, the raped and strangled bodies of young, working-class women have been turning up in construction sites in this dust-choked slum outside the Mexican capital.

The spate of violence itself is terrifying. But residents fear it’s a sign of something even worse.

“We ask ourselves, is this the beginning of another Ciudad Juarez?” said Emerenciana Lopez, a human rights activist in this grim satellite community of 500,000 built alongside the capital’s trash dumps and a reeking sewage canal.

At least seven women have been slain here since August 2005. That’s a fraction of the roughly 400 women slain — one-third of them in chillingly similar circumstances — in the northern border city since 1993. But residents of Chimalhuacan are determined to prevent their community from becoming a repeat of Ciudad Juarez, which has become a symbol worldwide of violence against women and official incompetence.

“We’re telling the authorities, not a single victim more,” said Lopez, 65, a retired maid who has spent 20 years fighting crime and corrupt police.

9 Responses to “More Women Raped And Murdered In Mexico”

  1. Sherri Says:

    I read about this in Rolling Stone magazine awhile ago. Disgusting.

  2. Jalira Says:

    Lovely culture. NOT!

  3. marleen Says:

    yes lovely…men i’d like to bring home to meet the family!… all these murders over such a long period of time and still no answers…all due to the everyday corruption ‘’over there'’which undoubtly is making it’s way over here.

  4. Eddie B. Says:

    Build the wall. Vote the bums out.

  5. The ashamed american Says:

    Ok white people did much worse things in the past so everybody just calm down. don’t treat Mexicans all the same you swear like they are all murderers. i am ashamed of being white. For “white guilt’ still looms overme . so please everyone stop.We have no right to criminilize anybody for coming here undocumeented. Look at our past we were real criminals we did far worse things then just slaying woman.

  6. The ashamed American Says:

    please not all Mexicans are like that And I ask the Watchdog to please post what I write in your website. What good is a website if you only listen to one side instead of the other.

  7. Mary Says:

    Ashamed American, you are obsessed with skin color, just like most pro-illegals. It really is very unbecoming and transparent. People against illegals come in all sizes and colors.

    We have every right on earth to criminalize people for coming here undocumented. Mexico does it, so why can’t we?

  8. marleen Says:

    ashamed American what are you saying? should we just lay down ? and tell me what are YOU ashamed of? i would bet you are a very kind and compassionate person …i personally have made a deal with myself. i will no longer take blame for the misdeeds of others and/or past history.. i have lived my life treating people with respect…this is how i was taught.and this is what i believe in my heart… still i have to endure alot of crap in my day to day life simply because i am white. so i dont want to hear about your shame..you sound like a loser to me AND to the haters that want to take over OUR land. so if you are ashamed …puleez ! keep it to yourself.

  9. Sherri Says:

    Way to go, Marleen! I’m white and I’ve never felt guilty of anything that’s been done by whites in the past. I may be disgusted by it, but I’m certainly not ashamed. I didn’t do it, and I’m not going to apologize or feel guilty about any of it. Why should I? I didn’t do it, and I’m not going to be held accountable for it. If that’s a problem for some people, sorry!

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