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The women wore black and held candles.


Mexico's Women March for Justice
Published November 26, 2002 thepeoplesvoice.org

More than 1,000 women marched through Mexico City on Monday evening to demand that those responsible for killing hundreds of women in the border town of Ciudad Juarez be brought to justice.

More than 300 young girls and women have been killed in the town since 1993.

The "Women in Black" procession was held to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The marchers, dressed in black and holding candles, were joined by families and friends of the victims as well as politicians and celebrities.

The march aimed to symbolize the lost souls of the victims, wandering in search of justice and leaving a trail of blood behind them.

The murders take place close to the Mexican American boarder where the money is. Criminals supply the young girls for the depraved so that they may do the unspeakable. Perhaps there should also be an investigation in the United States.

Killings continue!

The case of the murdered women of Ciudad Juarez has caused widespread outrage.

Despite several federal and state investigations, the authorities have been unable to identify the killers or establish a motive behind the murders.

Dozens of suspects have been arrested over the years, but the deaths still continue.

Drug-related killings and sex slavery are among the lines of investigation being pursued.

Only last Thursday, more remains were found in the northern border town. The Mexican police are investigating whether they are the bodies of two women recently reported missing.

The remains were found in the backyard of a house allegedly used as the site of satanic rituals.

'Outrageous violence'

The Juarez killings have also come to the attention of Mexico's First Lady Martha Sahagun de Fox.

Speaking at Monday's unveiling of the new federal "Life

Without Violence" programme at the Mexico City offices of the

Appeals for information have so far failed to produce many leads...Could it be possible, the Mexican government is involved in some way?

 Interior Ministry, she called the killings the country's most outrageous example of violence against women.

She said investigators should do more to catch those responsible for the violence in the town, just across the border from El Paso, Texas.

But Rosario Robles, head of the opposition Democratic Revolution Party, blamed President Fox's government for not doing more to stem the killings.

The investigation required "real political will from the federal government in order to truly solve these killings," Mr Robles said.

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