Mexico Women Slayings

November 7, 2011 - 11:55 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2004 file photo, crosses with names painted on them stand at the spot where the bodies of eight young women were found in 2001 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Mexican government has publicly apologized for failing to prevent the killings of three or the eight women as part of an Interamerican Court of Human Rights' ruling. The apology is a response to a 2009 ruling by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights that besides seeking an apology, also asked Mexico to reopen investigations into the cases. The families of three of the women appealed in 2003 for the court, which is a body of the Organization of American States, to take up the case. The state of Chihuahua, where Ciudad Juarez is located, has been plagued by the unsolved slayings of hundreds of women since 1993. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)