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Scapegoats of Juárez: The Misuse of Justice in Prosecuting Women’s Murders in Chihuahua, Mexico

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Title: Scapegoats of Juárez: The Misuse of Justice in Prosecuting Women’s Murders in Chihuahua, Mexico
País: United States
Idioma: English
Fuente: Fuente: Latin American Working GroupFuente: Latin American Working Group
Reseña: This paper examines the processes used to prosecute the perpetrators of feminicide in Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico. It is well documented that police will arrest a “scapegoat” who, after being subjected to torture, will confess to a crime they did not commit. This not only arrests the wrong person, but it keeps the real perpetrator on the street and does not bring justice or closure to the victim’s families. This report aims to shed light on the situation of these suspects and how they have unwillingly played a role in deepening the mystery of what is happening to the women of Juárez. It looks at the political dynamics surrounding the arrest, torture, conviction, and in some cases release, of the most prominent men and women accused of feminicide, as well as some lesser-known cases.


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