One Step Back for the Women of Juarez

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Mexican women’s rights groups are in an uproar over the upcoming appointment of Arturo Chavez Chavez as the country’s new attorney general. They accuse him of covering up the potentially thousands of murders and disappearances of women factory workers in Ciudad Juarez while he was head prosecutor in the state of Chihuahua.

“Both the women’s and men’s murder investigations were characterized by indifference, irregularities, lost files and evidence, threats against victims’ family members, and no credible prosecutions, in spite of credible leads.” — from the linked article.

They have a minor victory so far: Chavez’s ratification to the office was postponed until next Monday. In the above photo, a woman protests outside of the Senate yesterday.

Photo via AFP/Getty

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