The ‘invisible’ victims of Edomex, Mexico’s most dangerous place to be female

Mothers with missing daughters accompany Maria Eugenia Fuentes at the funeral of her daughter Diana. (Ginnette Riquelme)
Mothers with missing daughters accompany Maria Eugenia Fuentes at the funeral of her daughter Diana. (Ginnette Riquelme)

The Guardian – Thousands of young women to have disappeared in the past decade from Edomex, the powerhouse of Mexico City’s modernisation: a sprawling conurbation of industrial sites and anonymous dormitory settlements that wraps round the capital.

A staggering 1,258 girls and women were reported disappeared in Edomex in 2011 and 2012 – of whom 53 percent were aged between 10 and 17. Over the same period, 448 women were murdered in the state. Many of their mutilated bodies were left displayed in public places like roads, parks and shopping centres – an act which criminologists and feminist scholars say is associated with gender hate crimes.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/15/mexico-missing-girls-canal

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