Violence against women 'pandemic' in Mexico

Mar 07, 2014, 1:18 AM EST
Mexican women dressed in traditional costume take part in a comparsa or procession past the Santo Domingo de Guzman Church during the Day of the Dead Festival on November 2, 2013 in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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As drug violence has escalated across Mexico in the past seven years, the rule of law has collapsed in some of the toughest cities and neighborhoods. When that happens, local gangs take control, imposing their will on residents and feeding a culture of extreme violence. Abductions, rapes and murders of women have all soared with more women being killed in Mexico than ever before.
Background:
Violence against women 'pandemic' in Mexico [Reuters]
Attorney calls for pressure on Mexico to prosecute crimes against women [Fox News Latino]

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