FNS: Thirty-One Women Murdered in Nuevo Laredo Since 1993
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 3:57:20 PM Eastern Standard Time
An article in the Nuevo Laredo newspaper El Mañana reports that 31 women have been murdered in that city since 1993. Approximately 44% of the murders were preceded by rape and approximately 31% of the murders were committed by spouses or lovers, according to state police statistics.
The El Mañana article stated that most of those women that had been raped and murdered had been raped by more than one man. The newspaper also reported it was "generally" prostitutes that are raped and murdered although no numbers or percentages were given.
Eight Nuevo Laredo women have been murdered by their spouses since 1993 and, in two of the cases, husbands committed suicide after killing their wives. One woman was murdered by a lesbian partner, the article said.
Three women were murdered with their male partners who were linked to drug trafficking.
In 1997, only one woman was murdered in Nuevo Laredo. In 1998, seven women were murdered there. 1999 saw eight more femicides, the same as the year 2000. In 2001, five women were murdered. So far this year, two women have been murdered in Nuevo Laredo.
The official population of Nuevo Laredo in 2000 was 310,915.
Source: El Mañana (Nuevo Laredo), August 18, 2002. Article by Juan Edgardo Rodríguez.
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