Dec 16, 2011

Human Rights Abuses: Protests set today over Mexican activist's death

San Antonio Express-News: "Social justice activists on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are mounting protests today to mark the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Marisela Escobedo, an outspoken critic of the Mexican government, its drug war and the cartels fueling it. Escobeda was gunned down last Dec. 16 in front of the state capitol in Chihuahua City — an event captured on tape and aired nationally. Her murder has galvanized activists on both sides of the border.

Protests are planned in San Antonio, Houston and El Paso, where Escobedo's son is scheduled to attend." read more

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