Mexico's largest state rocked the murder of women
Just like any other day, Dr. Jessica Seville, pedraza went to work at the hospital this morning, came home for a quick lunch and then left again. Plan what to see more patients up to the gym and be back in time to her usual dinner with my parents before going to night shift work.
Instead hospital colleague back in the family”s door in the evening. She said the man had come up with a bullet in his leg and doctors said that he was with Seville, when the gunmen intercepted them and shot him and took off with the doctor in her own car.
“Ma’am,” said the woman Sevilla father Juan pedraza “it’s my duty to tell you that we can’t locate your daughter.”
Two days later, pedraza determine the 29-year-old Jessica’s body in the morgue. I was shot in the head and hit his neck and the skin had flayed from her skull.
“I can’t understand why” pedraza. “Why all this anger? Why so much hatred?”
Seville’s gruesome death, which is part of a wave of killings of women which suffer of the sprawling state of Mexico, which is”the most densely populated country with 16 million inhabitants, surrounded the capital on three sides. The crisis of femicides — murders of women, where he founded the There is a direct relationship between the sexes — a claim the federal government to the issue of gender violence alert in 2015, the first for the state of Mexico recently prompted anger and protest.
Sometimes deaths resulting from domestic violence. Other killings seems to be opportunistic, by strangers. Often the bodies mutilated and dumped in a public place which many of the Read message to another woman: there is no safe place, time of day or activity.
A week before Seville, the killing of 18 year-old Mariana Joselin Baltierra chose when I went to the corner store in Ecatepec, a miserable suburb of Mexico City. Her body was found in the butcher shop next door, she was sexually assaulted and disemboweled. The suspect is an employee in the butcher shop, allegedly took the money in the register and fled. He is still at large.
In June, Valeria Teresa Gutierrez Ortiz, 11, disappeared in Nezahualcoyotl after taking the public bus home from school. What later found dead in the abandoned car, partially clothed with signs of sexual assault. A bus driver who was arrested for murder. Three days later he was found dead in his cell with a rope around his neck.
The state of Mexico, officially the second row to the capital of the country with 346 killed are classified as femicides since 2011, according to government statistics. Dilcya García Espinosa de los monteros, deputy attorney general for gender-based violence crimes and femicides fur by about a third in the period from January to July this year compared with the same period in 2016, a goal that can hardly be read as an indicator of control.
“We must not fall into this” dance of numbers where if we see an increase we believe that we must work hard and if there is a Drop we don’t have a lot of work to do,” Espinosa. “This problem is difficult to eliminate because it is rooted in the ideas that assumes that women are worth less than men, that women can be treated like garbage.”
The government classification of “femicide” allows much room for interpretation, and many say the official figures are understated and unreliable. Violent crimes, such as disappearances often go unreI turned around and the punishment, and the state of Mexico is widely considered the zero point of murder of women in the country today. Non-profit citizen’s Observatory for the fight against violence against women, disappearances, Femicides in the state of Mexico, Mexico City, counted 263 femicides in the year 2016 alone.
Before Mexico, Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, which was the notorious murder of women, with nearly 400 dead there since 1993 only a small number of cases resulting in convictions. Common in all of the places marginalized peripheral communities with high levels of violence, crime, corruption and impunity.
President Enrique pena Nieto, who is also Mexico state’s governor before his assumption of the presidency in 2012, said during the state of the Union address this year that the height of the” more common crime of organized crime.
But this may not comfort the families of grief over the loss of mothers, sisters and daughters, who often face obstacles as daunting when seeking justice.
Jessica Seville and lived in Villa Cuauhtemoc, a small town surrounded by corn fields and empty lots outside the state capital, Toluca, with her parents and four younger sisters 1-year-old son Leon. The Son of the truck driver and the owner of the shop, entered the University and became a doctor cementing their place as the pride of the family. Her mother said whenever Jessica wasn’t t working, co working, she spent her time with Leon.
Jessica’s disappearance was Friday, the month of August set off a frantic 48-hour search by family. Under the Gender Violence alert issued two years ago, authorities supposed to check any woman’s disappearance urgently. The purpose of pedraza said authorities not to wait until Sunday afternoon.
“And if I don’t come back (then), I would like to come on Monday so they can start the search for my daughter” pedraza. “It was negligence, because otherwise we might be talking about my daughter alive.”
Anna include pierce Deputy National citizens Observatory against femicide, said that this type of response is very common.
“Already, despite having the tools to force the prosecution to end the Gender Violence alert refused to launch investigations under the gender-based violence guidelines” pierce said.
Femicides have been getting increasing attention in other places in Latin America. In Argentina, a coalition of activists, artists, and journalists began the movement known as ni Menos Una or less, after a series of killings. The name came from a poem about the killings in Ciudad Juarez of Mexico author Susana Chavez who is the same who was slain in 2011.
“Ni Menos Una” has become a widely used hashtag on social media in many places more women attend the dead as in the case of 19-year-old Mar Castilla, who disappeared after using the ride-hailing service in the central Mexican state of Puebla. The driver, who admitted after the show that he had dropped her off at her house. Thousands of people gathered in Mexico to protest the murder.
In Nezahualcoyotl, a group called our Queremos Viva, or we want to stay alive, jump after Valeria Gutierrez murder. It has organized marches, self-defense workshop at a high school where 70% of the students are girls.
In the category of one of the students punches, kicks and one indoor soccer court and for learning to be afraid from an early age.
“I don’t feel safe. … Women can’t walk down the street freely because there are always people, men, who start harassing, Who are trying to help you just because you wear pants male tight jeans” Monica Giselle Rodriguez, 15.
“We want to help them prepare in case they had to defend themselves” martial arts school Cristofer Fuentes.
Jessica Seville mutilated body was found on the highway about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from where they load the lakes alive at a gas station in red brand new Mazda. A week after the burial, pedraza walked around the city with your family carries a stone cross marking The come of serious. The murder remains unsolved.
Pedraza raised her five daughters to the associates they are equal with men and that no one can hold them back. Now the task of raising her grandson, Leon, said she focused on the other side of the equation: schools teach kids to read and write, but the values instilled in the home.
“With a little softness, we have the idea that we are going to teach him how to be a man,” pedraza. “Don’t hit women. Do not insult them. If they can clear your plate, you can do it too. … Equality and respect above all.”
another: “Hamas” Fatah signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo
The latest on the reconciliation agreement reached by Palestinian factions, the rival Hamas and Fatah in Cairo, hosting the negotiations (all times local):
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Palestinian negotiators from Hamas and Fatah factions signed the reconciliation agreement in a short ceremony in Cairo.
Thursday the signing of cam after two days of negotiations in the Egyptian capital on the administration of the Gaza Strip as part of the most serious attempt to date the end of the 10 year rift between Palestinian rival groups.
The Egyptian intelligence chief, Khaled fawzy, presided over the signature of the representative of Hamas Saleh al-aruri, open the negotiations, azzam Al-Ahmad, signed on.
Al-Ahmad told reporters after the ceremony that there was “full agreement” to enable the national unity government to assume its full authorities in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas leader says the group reached an agreement with its rival Fatah of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Egyptian-brokered talks on the terms of control of the Gaza Strip.
Ismail haniyeh said in a statement that details you will learn in Cairo later on Thursday.
The Islamic Militia Hamas expelled Abbas ‘ Western-backed Palestinian Authority from Gaza a decade ago, leading to paralysis of the regional and political split among the Palestinians. Abbas explains independent enclaves in Israel and the occupied West Bank.
Hamas and Fatah officials hero two days of talks in Cairo this week about the Palestinian Authority return to Gaza.
Repeated reconciliation attempts have failed since 2007.
Sticking points include control of the arsenal of Hamas’s armed wing and the fate of thousands of Hamas public service.