Juarez killing investigation is over
July 26, 2006 11:29 AM   Subscribe

Federal officials in Mexico have officially dropped the investigation into the murders of hundreds of young women in Juarez since 1993. [previously]
posted by gottabefunky (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That's some nice work, boys.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:35 AM on July 26, 2006 [2 favorites]

No americans died, so why did you post this?
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:41 AM on July 26, 2006

posted by DieHipsterDie at 11:42 AM on July 26, 2006

The war on drugs is keeping them busy... got to stop those college kids from smoking the marry-wanna.
posted by ewkpates at 11:43 AM on July 26, 2006

Didn't a music video from some time ago already solve this problem?
posted by Falconetti at 11:44 AM on July 26, 2006

Heckava job Foxy!
posted by tula at 11:44 AM on July 26, 2006

Mayor Curley, don't you mean, white Americans?
posted by fenriq at 11:54 AM on July 26, 2006

Wasn't there a longstanding belief that the killer was one of the upper class of Juarez, and as such had essentially paid off the officials?
posted by klangklangston at 11:56 AM on July 26, 2006

It's sick. This HAS involve dozens of perpetrators and must also include some kind of illicit profit incentive.

With that many women killed and that many possible perps the LEO in Juarez is so obviously involved. You can't tell be a federal investigation can't put some weight on those cats. What the fuck?

Every woman that lives there should be supplied with flamethrowers.
posted by tkchrist at 11:57 AM on July 26, 2006

It's odd to see prosecutors behave so cautiously in this case when just last week there was news of a federal special prosecutor trying (and failing) to aggressively press genocide charges against Luis Echeverría. Seems like federal prosecutors were willing to really go out on a limb in that case (Echeverría might have been a corrupt murderer, but "genocide" was really a long shot), but in this case they're sticking hard and fast to the letter of the law (murder isn't a federal crime). And it's hard to see a political motive for them backing off in Juarez, which makes tkchrist's idea of a "profit incentive" seem all the more likely.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:13 PM on July 26, 2006

Mexican police make the NOPD look like a crack squad of Sherlocks.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:25 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]

177 state officials were found to have been possibly responsible for negligence or omission in the original investigations.

Man that sounds like Enron, except poor and with more people.
posted by elpapacito at 1:37 PM on July 26, 2006

There are two related movies scheduled to come out this year, one with Minnie Driver and one with Jennifer Lopez. weird that they'd drop the investigation now, knowing there'll be more publicity about the murders soon.
posted by dchase at 2:27 PM on July 26, 2006

Do they have oil?
posted by nlindstrom at 5:27 PM on July 26, 2006

Yeah, actually, though not near Juarez as far as I know.
posted by klangklangston at 5:33 PM on July 26, 2006

Chihuahua has potential oil and gas deposits, but they're considered "low potential". Mexico's big deposits are offshore.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:53 PM on July 26, 2006

Of Yanqui guns for blood debts on the loans
Of smoldering fields, rape, rubble and bones
Of graves hidden trapped up in visions of war
Of nothing, no one, nobody, no more

posted by spiderwire at 7:17 PM on July 26, 2006

That really infuriates me. How can they offically close a murder investigation never mind hundreds of them? The companies that empoy these women and draw them to the town, Mexican and American both, should just up stakes and move to a city that is willing to protect it's citizens.
posted by fshgrl at 9:02 PM on July 26, 2006

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