Mexico Judge Orders Probe Into Killings Of Women

By Salon Staff
Published March 7, 2012 12:54AM (UTC)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge has ordered authorities to investigate the killings of women in the central state of Mexico, reviving a politically sensitive dispute over slayings in the suburbs of Mexico City.

The judge says an anti-violence agency created in 2007 should follow up on reports that hundreds of women have been killed or gone missing in Mexico State.

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Women's rights activist Maria Estrada said Tuesday the agency initially rejected the request to investigate killings of women in the state a year ago.

Leading presidential contender Enrique Pena Nieto was the state's governor until last year. His followers have said the per-capita homicide rate is no worse than in other states, and suggested the investigations are politically motivated.


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