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International News: In Women’s month, six women found murdered in Mexico’s violence-plagued state of Zacatecas

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2023. 10:45 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: In a disturbing turn of events, six (6) women who were reported missing have been found murdered in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, according to a recent report from Reuters. The grim discovery has raised concerns about the ongoing violence and insecurity faced by women in Mexico, particularly in regions plagued by organized crime and drug-related conflicts, and occurring in Women’s month.

As reported by Reuters, the women’s bodies were discovered on Wednesday in an abandoned house in the city of Fresnillo. The victims were between the ages of 16 and 48, and their identities have not been released. The discovery of the bodies comes amid rising concerns about violence against women in Mexico, including cases of femicide, which is the targeted killing of women because of their gender.

Zacatecas, a state located in north-central Mexico, has seen a significant increase in violence in recent years, driven largely by conflicts between rival drug cartels. The state’s strategic location, which serves as a key transit route for drug trafficking, has made it a hotbed of criminal activity and violence.

The issue of violence against women in Mexico has gained increasing attention both nationally and internationally, with activists and organizations calling for stronger measures to protect women and girls. The Mexican government has implemented various policies and initiatives aimed at combating gender-based violence, but critics argue that more needs to be done to address the root causes of the problem and provide support for victims.

The tragic case of the six murdered women in Zacatecas serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by women in Mexico, particularly in regions where drug-related violence is pervasive. It highlights the urgent need for continued efforts to combat gender-based violence and ensure the safety and security of all women in the country.


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