Yearly Archives: 1999

Violence Against Women: Murders Continue, Suspects Captured

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor Four Women Murdered In Border City In a month that took the lives of many young Juárez men believed to be involved in gangs or drug trafficking, the lives of four women were also taken. These crimes brought the total number of women murdered during 1999 up to 23 ,…
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Burials on the Border: Conference Investigates Violence Against Women

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor An Overview On October 1st and 2nd a mini-conference was held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. “Burials on the Border/Sepultadas en la Frontera: Women and Violence at the Millennium.” The event opened binational and bilingual discussion on the issues surrounding violence against women in the…
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Victims, Politicians and NGOs: The Fight For Women’s Safety Continues

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor   Although there has been a decrease in reports of women’s bodies appearing in the desert outside of Cd. Juárez murdered, raped and tortured, the families of victims continue to demand solutions to crimes that have happened over the last six years, and families of women whose whereabouts remain a…
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High Level Corruption Blamed for Women’s Murders

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor A Cd. Juárez businessman and police authorities have been recently blamed for the murders of women that plague the city. Legislators, former police officials and activists have pointed fingers in the same direction saying that Alejandro Máynez carries guilt in this matter and is being protected by a network of…
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Efforts in Progress to Protect Women

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor In the aftermath of April’s events surrounding the rape and attempted murder of “Nancy”, an underage maquila worker who survived the attack of a bus driver, motions are in gear to protect female maquila workers, enforce and improve regulations around the hiring of bus drivers and prevent further crimes. Many…
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Who’s Telling the Truth? The Murders of Women In Cd. Juárez

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Staff Editor   Reading last month’s many headlines associated to the violent crimes against women in Cd. Juárez was like watching a marathon ping pong match. The stories went back and forth with victims, suspects, maquila spokespersons, families, spouses, and authorities all telling, and sometimes retelling, the different versions of the…
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FBI Reviews Cases of Murdered Women

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor   At the recent conclusion of their visit to Cd. Juárez, the FBI claimed that “the number of unsolved crimes against women murdered in Cd. Juárez is relatively low in comparison to cities in the United States of similar population.” There are many people from this US México border region,…
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Border Reacts to 184 Murdered Women

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor   In the month of February five young women were murdered on the border, and the reverberations of this continuing crime wave that has taken the lives of nearly 200 women in Jack-the-Ripper style serial killings as well as in incidents of domestic violence can be felt across the US…
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Women’s Issues Cloud the New Year

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor   Two Women Murdered In First Weeks Of New Year Unfortunately the new year started in Cd. Juárez with the murders of two more women. María Estela Martínez was murdered by her boyfriend, and Patricia Monroy Torres was allegedly the victim of a drug trafficking kidnapping and execution. Although one…
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Another Girl Found Murdered

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor   Celia Guadalupe Gómez, 13, originally from Veracruz, was found dead on December 9 in Cd. Juárez. She was strangled, stabbed and possibly raped and her body was discovered in the desert area of Oasis Revolución, where at least six other female murder victims have been discovered in 1998. According…
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