Ciudad Juarez Murders
(see also Mexico-US Border)
Since 1993, at least 263 young working-class women have been brutally killed in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (the city across the border from El Paso, TX), & another 4,587 have disappeared, according to the 11-volume report issued in 11/03 following an exhaustive investigation by the Mexican National Human Rights Commission.
Texas Journalist Patrols Grisly Juárez Beat. Theresa Baine, Women's eNews [Truthout] (9/1/06).
The Juárez Murders. Debbie Nathan, Amnesty Now (n.d.)
Day of the Dead. Max Blumenthal, Salon (12/4/02).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Operación Digna (in English).
Violence Against Women in Ciudad Juárez. Washington Office on Latin America (11/04).
Forero, Juan. "Mexico police bungled probes of slayings, rights group says," San Jose Mercury News (8/12/03):13A.
Nieves, Evelyn. "To work & die in Juárez," Mother Jones (5-6/02).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bowden, Charles. Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, & Family (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002). Life in the border drug trade seen from El Paso.
Gaspar de Alba, Alicia. Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders (Houston: Arte Público, 2005).
Nathan, Debbie. Women & Other Aliens: Essays from the US-Mexico Border (El Paso: Cinco Puntos, 1991).
Valdez, Diana Washington. Harvest of Women: Safari in Mexico (?: Peace at the Border, 2006).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Bordertown" , dir. Gregory Nava, 100m. In video stores.
"Señorita extraviada" (2001), dir. Lourdes Portillo, ?m. Excellent investigation into the unsolved murders of over 300 young women in Ciudad Juárez over the past decade.
"The Virgin of Juárez" , dir. Kevin James Dobson, ?m.