Category Archives: Human Rights & Women’s Issues

Remembering the Women of Albuquerque’s Mass Femicides

Dr Irene Blea is one person who hasn’t forgotten about the unsolved killings of 11 women and girls found murdered on Albuquerque’s West Mesa in February 2009.  The author of a new novel based on the slayings, “Daughters of the West Mesa,” Blea spoke about her book and the West Mesa case at a March…
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Will Franco’s Ghosts Stir Mexican Officials?

Will Franco’s Ghosts Stir Mexican Officials? Anais Huerta says she would really like to know what happened to her great uncle. Felix Llorente Gutierrez was 27 years old when he was detained by followers of General Francisco Franco in Medina del Campo, Spain, on July 28, 1936. Less than one month later, on August 15,…
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Mexican Leaders Demand Freedom for Students, Self-Defense Commander

Widespread protests are sweeping the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan and beyond in the wake of the federal government’s imprisonment of 52 rural student teachers. The students from the Cheran Indigenous Normal School, 32 men and 20 women, were arrested Monday, December 7, following a confrontation with Michoacan state police at the Ziruahen highway toll…
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Juarez Feminicide Suspect Gets 35 Years in Prison

The long and painful saga of a Dutch family took another turn this week when the suspect in the murder of a daughter in Ciudad Juarez was sentenced by a Mexican court to a lengthy term in prison. Roberto Flores, also known as Ramiro Adame Lopez, was slapped with 35 years in the penitentiary by…
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Feminicides, Insecurity Unhinge Cancun

“We are all Karen.” Those words formed part of the rallying cry of residents of Cancun who took to the streets on Sunday, November 1. Organized by students from the University of the Caribbean, a crowd estimated at several thousand people staged a silent march through Mexico’s leading tourist destination to protest last week’s brutal…
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Ayotzinapa Evidence Goes Missing

Editor’s Note: Frontera NorteSur still has a few more stories to go before ceasing publication. In today’s story, we report news that crucial evidence in the mass disappearance of the Ayotzinapa college students in Mexico last year was lost, hidden or destroyed.   Reminiscent of the Ciudad Juarez women’s murders and disappearances, evidence related to…
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Women Never Forgotten: The Murals and Memorials of Ciudad Juarez

  Editor’s Note: As one of our last stories, Frontera NorteSur is proud to publish this photo essay on a quiet cultural revolution that is visually transforming Ciudad Juarez while ensuring that memories and demands of justice for murdered and disappeared women are not swept under the rug.   Near the intersection of Vicente Guerrero…
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Juarez Judges Throw Away the Key on Femicide Case Defendants

If their sentences hold, five men convicted of trafficking and killing 11 girls and women from Ciudad Juarez will never walk the streets again. On Monday, July 27, a panel of three women judges handed down unprecedented prison sentences of 697 years and six months each for Vital “Don Meny” Anguiano, Edgar Jesus Regalado Villa,…
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The Defense Speaks in the Juarez Femicide Trial

Editor’s Note: With today’s story, Frontera NorteSur continues our coverage of the ongoing murder trial of six men in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The defendants are charged with trafficking and killing 11 young women who were among numerous victims whose remains were recovered in the rural Juarez Valley back in 2011 and 2012. The disappearances and…
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Ayotzinapa Mystery: Was Disappeared Student an Active Duty Soldier?

In a story that puts a new twist on the fates of 43 forcibly disappeared students in Mexico, Proceso magazine has reported that one of the students may have been an active member of the Mexican military. The news came in response to a written request filed by Proceso reporter Ezequiel Flores Contreras with the…
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