Yearly Archives: 2000

Women’s Quality of Life a Border Concern

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor Although the growth of the border region is bringing more women into the work force, and therefore women are gaining new independence, there are other consequences to the region’s growth and many of them do not lead to an improved lifestyle for women. The rate of teen age pregnancy is…
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Illegal Crossing Increases; Border Issues Grow Complicated

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor Since the beginning of the year, the U.S.-México border has seen illegal immigration double or even triple, particularly in key areas such as the sister cities of Aguas Prieta/Douglas. The U.S. is detaining record amounts of immigrants, and México has seen a larger influx of immigrants making their way through…
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Five More Women Murdered on Border

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor As of April 11, fourteen homicides took the lives of women on the border, 11 in Cd. Juárez and four in El Paso. Five of these crimes took place in the last month. Of the total for this year, four murders involved rape, torture and abandoned bodies, five of these…
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Equal Rights Issues Takes Center Stage On Border

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor In celebration of March 8, International Women’s Day, people in Cd. Juárez joined those from across all of México who rallied, performed, marched and gave speeches in an effort to “sensitize” the Mexican public to the current inequalities that exist in México between men and women. Although México has ratified…
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Special Investigator Says Murders Not Related

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor Suly Ponce Prieto, special investigator of the murders of women for the state of Chihuahua, has continued to deny allegations that recent murders of women are connected or that they are a continuation of crime spree she claims to have ended in March of 1999. “There have been 21 murders…
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NGOs Demand Answers; Three Murderers Take Women’s Lives

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor Although the new year was rung in with voices demanding that authorities on the border stop crimes against women and solve the crimes already committed, the new year also came with news of three brutal murderers killing three more women. Two of those crimes have been solved, and one is…
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Domestic Violence On The Rise While Homicides Decreasing

Anne Marie Mackler, FNS Editor Although domestic violence against women in Cd. Juárez is on the increase, the number of homicides of women has fallen. The most important concern, however, is that women are not safe in this border city, and efforts to investigate and remedy this problem, if not immediately successful, are certainly growing…
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