Juarez once more pressured to cope with rash of ladies’s slayings
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The rape-slaying of a 13-year-old lady whose physique was deserted in a landfill reveals Juarez continues to be not doing sufficient to guard its ladies, Mexican activists say.
The lady was killed by way of asphyxia after leaving her dwelling within the Panfilo Natera subdivision of Juarez on Sept. 29. Three boys ages 15, 16, and 17 have been charged together with her homicide this week.
“That is sickening,” stated Yadira Cortes, of the ladies’s group Pink Mesa de Mujeres. “We have to change the tradition, educate our (boys) to see ladies as human beings, not as objects or, in some instances, as merchandise.”
Based on the Chihuahua state police, a complete of 146 ladies have been murdered in Juarez this yr, most of whom have been killed as a result of they allegedly have been concerned within the drug commerce. However the remainder have been victims of home violence or, as was the case with the 13-year-old lady, violent sexual assaults.
A state police spokesman stated two of the boys have beforehand been detained on drug expenses. They allegedly informed investigators they attacked the lady after an argument, wrapped her physique in a blanket and dumped it in a clandestine landfill.
“How are you going to be so cold-blooded in order to try this?” requested Cortes. “They raped, killed and disposed of a 13-year-old lady in a landfill, exposing her physique to wild animals. We have to finish impunity, so individuals know there are penalties for hurting a lady. We have to educate the general public and that falls on the authorities.”
Cortes additionally known as for a extra secure work atmosphere in Juarez police forces. She famous that each time a brand new political administration is available in, skilled investigators get shuffled round or are let go.
“All that coaching, all that have is gone. New (investigators) have to be educated, have to be introduced updated on instances and it provides as much as misplaced time. Progress (in murdered ladies’s investigations) stalls and the instances aren’t solved,” she stated.
The group can be calling on Juarez authorities to be extra open with the neighborhood relating to the hazards ladies face in that metropolis.
“Inform us the place the hazard is, what locations, what neighborhoods (are unsafe). We don’t have that info,” Cortes stated.