In a New Podcast, Two Journalists Seek Justice for the Missing Women of Juárez
In 2003, as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at El Paso, Mónica Ortiz Uribe discovered a different side of the city she had called home her entire life. While covering a Día de los Muertos exhibit in the school’s library for the campus newspaper, she discovered that the altars commemorated a string of disappearances and murders that had been happening for years just across the border, in Ciudad Juárez. Since 1993, hundreds of women and young girls have gone missing in the border town, many of whom were found to have been assaulted and tortured. The killings of these women, who often worked in factories or were students, drew international attention and sparked local social justice movements to raise awareness about the prevalence…View Original Post
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