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The Femicide Crisis in the State of Mexico

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A wave of homicides targeting female victims — labeled as femicides — has been sweeping the State of Mexico, the sprawl of suburbs around Mexico City. While government officials have not provided exact figures, the National Citizen Femicide Observatory estimates six women are murdered a day, and a United Nations body has described the situation as a pandemic. VICE News investigates the murder of women in the region, and meets relatives of the victims who continue to fight for justice, from authorities who seem incapable or unwilling to help.

Video: Vice News. 23 June 2015.

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