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Hermanas de Juarez
by Phil Goldvarg ( hgold42734 [at] aol.com )
Thursday Jan 29th, 2004 7:57 PM
Hundreds of young women have been murdered in Juarez, Mexico in the last decade. Many more are missing.
Hermanas de Juarez
[ Para Las Hermanas Who Were Murdered in Juarez ]

Hermanas,
hijas,
madres,
comadres,
primas,
nietas,
slim mujeres de bronce,
palo largo
y negro,
they glide thru la noche,
rushing home from work,
free from stale factory air,
their hearts are filed con carino por familia,
thoughts that flow from Juarez
to Puebla, Chiapas, Sonora, Chihuahua,
they are young,
con esperanzas,
suenos de manana on their eyes,
but there are men,
duendes en mascaras,
who hate and desire these women,
sin respeto,
sin alma,
they hunt in shadow of darkness,
hide in corners,
spring out with silent scream,
murder the sangre of our creators,
there is no mercy
in this tearing of skin,
ripping of flesh,
there is no conscience
in these breath-takers,
no remorse for their murders,
las hermans de Juarez
lay bare and dreamless
in fields and rivers,
sin nombres,
their faces are strangers in this place,
that even La Muerte has deserted in fear,
they are discovered at dawn,
by garbage collectors,
other hermanas rushing to work,
their bodies are harvested
like weeds of the field,
limp and damp from morning's dew,
cameras flash,
hungry for flesh,
daily parade of blurred faces,
las hermanas are stacked in neat rows,
marked by dates, no mas,
where they lay forgotten and voiceless,
somewhere a madre,
an abuelita,
knows their name,
somewhere they light candles,
hoping la luz
will discover the face of their invisible hija.

Phil Goldvarg 3/14/02
Hgold42734 [at] aol.com











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by arrests
Thursday Jan 29th, 2004 9:11 PM
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Officials have arrested 13 state police officers allegedly involved in the killings of at least 11 people, whose bodies were found buried in the backyard of a drug safe house in the border city of Juarez, federal Attorney General Rafael Macedo de la Concha said Thursday.
http://cnn.worldnews.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?action=cpt&title=CNN.com+-+Police+officers+arrested+in+buried+bodies+discovery+-+Jan.+29%2C+2004&expire=02%2F28%2F2004&urlID=9100737&fb=Y&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhttp://www.cnn.com%2F2004%2FWORLD%2Famericas%2F01%2F29%2Fmexico.bodies.ap%2Findex.html&partnerID=2006

by sandra. A
( kiana love ) Wednesday Oct 6th, 2004 2:39 AM
No pasa el tiempo en que no dejo de pensar en lo impotente-que es nuestro gobierno de mexico.los demonios andan sueltos y nuestro gobierno en sus laureles,vestidos de blanco cuando en realidad sus almas son negras como el infierno.Se lavan las manos como pilato ,estan llenas de sangre de sangre inocente de sangre que pide justicia.Se escucha por la cuidad un echo de voces femeninas de bellas doncellas pidiendo justicia.Piden pas para esta cuidad esta ciudad que las miro crecer fuertes sanas y trabajadoras llenas de vida de ilusiones con el deseo de triunfar de salir adelante.A estas nenas les arrebataron sus vidas de una manera macabra,sin importarles a quienes dejaron .Yo como mujer pido justicia por ellas yo soy la voz de ellas que dice ya basta!