Mexico murders finally to be investigated

// 27 May 2005

The Mexican government has finally taken action to investigate the notorious Juarez murders. The murders were first discovered in 1993, when bodies were found in the desert and by the roadside. The city has seen 350 women killed, and families accuse local police of failing to properly investigate the crimes.

Many of the women were poor workers and mothers, employed in the industrial city, just south of the Texas border. Some may have been sexually motivated.

But a highly critical Amnesty report has finally embarrassed the government into action. The attorney general’s office is reported to have set up a unit of 30 people to investigate the murders.

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