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Columbus State University

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Femicide In Mexico: From Malinche To Modern Women, Kindall Scarborough Jan 2009

Femicide In Mexico: From Malinche To Modern Women, Kindall Scarborough

Theses and Dissertations

For the purpose of the present thesis, our discussion regarding the historical occurrence of trafficking and murder of women from lower socioeconomic groups will begin with the Conquest and continue through to the present day disappearances and murders of women in Juarez. Mexico. We will confine our study to Latin America, although the phenomenon is universal in scope. Our intention is to link the fate of the Juarez victims to other women in Latin America who have suffered similar fates and to propose reasons why the practice occurs. We will begin with the written accounts of Cortes* conquest of Mexico ...