International community pressures Ciudad Juárez government

September 15, 2011

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Josefina Gonzalez, lost a daughter to the violence in Ciudad Juárez. Her case was never solved by local authorities.

Today, human rights contributor Doug Cassel, from the Center of Civil and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School, recalls the tragic history of Ciudad Juárez. For the past three decades, this town on Mexico’s border with the U.S. has been an epicenter for drug violence and female abductions.

Doug tells says the harsh attention from the international community has forced Ciudad Juárez’s government to better protect its citizens, especially women.