Los Feminicidios

November 22, 2011 | David Rochkind

In Spanish they’re called the feminicidios. Hundreds, maybe thousands of women have been murdered or disappeared in and around Juarez, Mexico in a wave of violence that began in the early 1990s. There is no generally accepted reason why women are targeted in the violence stemming from the drug trade, and most of the murders remain unsolved.

David Rochkind, a photographer based in Mexico, produced this multimedia piece featuring two women from Juarez whose daughters disappeared without a trace.


  1. Kyiah Shekanna Evans says:

    Dear Mothers,
    My heart reaches out to you… I pray your daughters will return home… Mine died 2/28/10 of an accidental Rx overdose… I feel your pain… God Bless you!

  2. Dana says:

    There is also no evidence that these murders were in any way related to the drug trade although that is probably one of the many reasons. Also watch Traspatio (Backyard) for more information about these murders.

  3. Ariane says:

    My heart breaks for you.
    God bless you.
    I pray for a safe and healthy return of your daughters.

  4. Jennifer says:

    The cartels that profit from drug prohibition have coaligned business with the sex slavery that is largely funded by American males.

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