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The Bell of Justice: Behind the Cross-Border Femicides

Altar for Murdered and Missing Albuquerque Women - Day of the Dead, November 2013

International Human Rights Day ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN Special
Mon. 9 Dec. 7-8p: In commemoration of December 10, International Human Rights Day, Espejos de Aztlán will host a special program on cross-border violence against women. The one-hour documentary examines the murders of women in New Mexico, El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.  Listeners will hear from victims’ relatives, women’s advocates and scholars who will discuss systemic gender violence, political corruption and denials of justice.

Case studies examined include the serial femicides of Ciudad Juarez, the 1949 Cricket Coogler case of southern New Mexico and the recent West Mesa murders of Albuquerque. Commentary by Dr. Cynthia Bejarano of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces author Paula Moore and El Paso investigative journalist Diana Washington Valdez. Funded in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Produced by Kent Paterson and Mercedes Mejia.