MEXICO is facing a pandemic of murder – with 10 women and girls being brutally murdered every day.
Actress Tania Mendoza, 42, is one of the latest deaths after she shot down while picking up her 11 year old son from soccer training.
The mother who rose to fame after starring in the 2005 film La Mera Reyna del Sur is one of 10 women killed in the country every day.
Last year, Mexico recorded the murder of 3,723 women across its 32 states.
The number of women disappearing from the streets in Mexico is also worryingly increasing, which suggests an even higher number of homicides.
A scathing report from the human rights group has revealed the horrific scale of the violence – and a disturbing lack of police interest in preventing or solving executions.
Female suicide – the practice of killing women based on gender – has been rampant in Mexico for decades – most famously in a wave of murders when 400 women were killed in the city of Ciudad Juárez in the 1990s.
Massive street protests from the burgeoning feminist movement in Mexico have been organized in recent years, but authorities appear unwilling to step in to stop the daily killings. .
Last year, the murders of a 7-year-old girl and a 25-year-old woman sparked outrage as people called for stricter laws to protect women.
Fatima Cecelia Aldrighett was brought from the school and found dead a few days later.
According to prosecutors, the girl’s body was found inside a plastic bag and left in a rural area.
The family of 7-year-old Fatima said the Mexican government was not doing enough to protect the child.
The Fatima kidnapping took place a few days after Ingrid Escamilla skinned and mutilated by her husband, who police said confessed to killing her.
The husband assumed that Ingrid had attacked him with a knife, so he killed her and flushed some of her body parts down the drain.
Photos of Ingrid’s body were released by police to the local media, then published on their front pages.
It sparked fury from protesters, who said it left them “outraged” about Ingrid’s killing – and “the way the media put her body on display”.
Angry protesters scribbled “feminist status” on buildings in blood red paint.
A recent United Nations report on gender-based violence found that Mexico is the second most dangerous country in the world for women.
And attacks on women have not only increased, they have become more grisly – like Ingrid’s skinning.
A young musician suffered an acid burn in the state of Oaxaca last September.
The two men allegedly testified that they were hired by a former politician and businessman who was accused of having an affair with the woman.
In October, a female student was allegedly raped and strangled by three teenage friends before her body was dumped in a dumpster.
With drug cartel violence raging across Mexico, it’s normal for the murders of women to go uninvestigated, according to activists.
Amnesty International’s report, Justice on Trial, said: “Mexico continues to fail to fulfill its investigative obligations and, therefore, it has a duty to ensure the right to life and personal integrity of its victims. victims and prevent violence against women.
“Violence against women and failures in investigation and prevention in northern Mexico is not an anecdote, but part of a broader reality in this country.”
Many families have been forced to do their own detective work after the murder of their loved one was ignored by investigators.
Authorities often mishandle evidence or contaminate crime scenes, and refuse to pursue clues such as geo-location information from victims’ cell phones.
Julia’s Sosa’s children believe she was killed by her partner.
Her two daughters found her body buried on the suspect’s property – but they had to wait hours for the police to arrive and deal with the crime scene.
One of her daughters even claimed “the police officer was dozing off” while she was reporting her mother’s death.
The case was later closed after Sosa’s partner hanged himself – although family members insist there were multiple connections to pursue.
In the country’s latest violent episode, it remains unclear who is behind Tania Mendoza’s murder – or any possible motives.
The police conducted a search for the suspects, but no one was arrested.
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