Mar 6, 2012

Violence Against Women: Mexico judge orders probe into killings of women

Associated Press: "A judge has ordered Mexican authorities to investigate the killings of women in the suburbs of Mexico City, reviving a sensitive issue related to a former governor, Enrique Peña Nieto, who is a leading candidate in the presidential race. (The judge) ruled a national, multi-government agency formed to fight violence against women should reconsider a request by activists to declare a state of alert for central Mexico State, .... Human rights groups say hundreds of women have been killed or gone missing in recent years in that state, which lies next to Mexico City and is home to 13 million people." read more

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