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Defending the History and Culture of Ciudad Juarez

In the crisis-ridden rubble of downtown Ciudad Juarez, a group of citizens is arising to restore the cultural vitality and legacy of the Mexican border city. Called Juaritos de mis Recuerdos, or Juarez of My Memories, the year-old organization staged a demonstration August 4 in front of one of the historic buildings it proposes to…
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The Mothers’ Long Road to Justice

Editor’s Note: The second in a series of articles about border gender violence. Today’s feature was made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council. FNS Special Feature Rosa Maria Gallegos had trouble telling her two grandsons about how their mother really died. In 1998 Gallegos’ 23-year-old daughter, Rocio Barraza Gallegos…
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20 Years of Border Femicide

Editor’s note: Part one in a series about border gender violence. Today’s article was made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council. FNS Special Feature With a warm smile beaming across her face, Ana Alarcon recalls waiting for her daughter Esmeralda at the bus stop every day. In the proud…
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