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Mexico Names New Prosecutor in U.S. Border Murders

Mexico appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to investigate the killings over the past decade of hundreds of women in a city on the Texas border. More than 300 women have been killed, one third of them in sexual crimes, in the past 10 years in the city of Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua state. Few of the murders have been solved. The appointment of Maria Lopez, a lawyer with a long career in state and federal criminal investigation, lifts the investigation to a federal level and goes over the heads of state investigators, whom many rights groups consider inefficient. U.S. legislators, U.N. officials and even Hollywood movie stars have urged Mexico to ensure justice is done. Full Story

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