Denver And The Juarez Murders

A few days ago a man was apprehended in Denver under suspicion of being involved in the multiple murders of women in Mexico.

These weren’t random murderers though, they were what the Mexican Solidarity Network (MSN), a group that monitors human rights abuses in the country, has called “femicides.” And according to the group, hundreds of women have been murdered in the border city of Juarez, Mexico since the early 1990s. If the arrested man does prove to be pertinent to the case, it could be a major break in an investigation criticized by many Juarez citizens as being incompetent and unprofessional. There have also been cases of Mexican police arresting individuals who were not connected to the murders.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at

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