Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Mexico: Mothers Demand Justice

Juarez Mothers Demand Justice for their Murdered Daughters (IRC Americas Program)

The murder of women in Ciudad Juarez is different to the state-orchestrated human rights abuses of the 1970s in Latin America, but it is commemorated in rather similar ways: by groups of women, mothers, demanding justice and using photographs of their children. While it doesn't appear that the State commits the crimes in Mexico, its response has been inadequate - the IRC sums up these deficiencies as caused by 'denial, delay, delusion, dollars, and diversion'. Inspired by the Madres in Argentina, the mothers of Ciudad Juarez still wait for answers.

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