Killing of women continues in Ciudad Juarez

More than 300 women have been murdered in the Mexican border town since 1993

Topics: Broadsheet, Mexico, Latin America, Love and Sex,

The BBC has a short report today on Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican border town where more than 300 women have been murdered since 1993. This year has been one of the worst for Juarez; according to Jose Luis Soberanes, Mexico’s human rights ombudsman, more than 28 women have been killed so far in 2005. Across the board, the killings appear to be without motive, though serial killers, drug cartels and domestic abuse have all been blamed, according to the BBC. Since Amnesty International accused Mexico of not doing enough to stem the tide of killings, the Mexican federal government has gotten involved. Yet, despite some progress, the killings have continued.

Hillary Frey is the Books editor at Salon.

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