Thursday, April 28, 2005

Pink crosses mark the ditch in Ciudad Juárez where the bodies of 8 women were found in 2001.

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico – Hundreds of Mexican women clashed with US border guards in an international pro-women demonstration. The conflict de-escalated when border agents backed down and allowed the demonstrators to join with their American counterparts on the US side. Around 400 women in Ciudad Juárez have been abducted and murdered since 1993. More than a third of the women were sexually assaulted before being killed and another 70 who have been reported missing have never been found.