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Mexican Protests Take Government to Task After Murder of 7-Year-Old Girl

HeadlineFeb 18, 2020

In Mexico, the brutal killing of a 7-year-old girl has triggered more protests in Mexico City as anger mounts over the epidemic of murdered women and girls. The girl, Fátima, was kidnapped last week. Her body was found by authorities wrapped in a plastic bag. Her killing came just two days after a 25-year-old woman, Ingrid Escamilla, was murdered and mutilated by her boyfriend. This is one of the protesters Monday. She is a resident of the neighborhood where 7-year-old Fátima lived.

Josefina Meza Mendoza: “That’s why we voted for this president, for this president who was going to end corruption. But what has the president done? Pure blah, blah, blah, and his airplane. Leave the airplane alone already. Start thinking about the poor people, and leave the airplane alone.”

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