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New Mexican killing

The discovery yesterday of the body of a young woman strangled and dumped on wasteland in Ciudad Juarez has raised fears that the serial-type murders of women in the Mexican border town are starting again after a break of more than a year. “It’s terrible, the girl’s shoes were next to the body; she was strangled and half naked, which are characteristic signs,” said Esther Chávez, a leading figure in the local women’s movement that has grown up in response to the murders, which began in 1993. Ms Chávez was the first person to draw attention to the serial killings that now attract veteran campaigners such as Jane Fonda, and feature in Amnesty International’s current year of action against violence against women. Full Story

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