VICE: So tell me how this show came about. The baccarat room in most casinos is filled with Chinese people, and if you are not high-stakes gambler, to walk into that room is intimidating. I guess it sounds like something in Chinese. This is my first show in four years. I fell deep into addiction. I went to rehab and all that shit, which is gay, but I did it.
What happened to the girl?
There was an eerie quiet to much of Mexico City on Monday. There seemed to be fewer people in the streets and in shops of the normally busy Polanco neighborhood. Many exercise and yoga studios were closed for the day or had limited classes. It was not because of happenstance, or even the coronavirus, which has yet to make its impact felt on Mexico. Historically, violence against women has always been high in Mexico, but in the last couple of years the amount of crimes has increased. Of these numbers, only Since January , according to government statistics, an additional women have been killed in Mexico. In the past month, violent crimes against women and children have shaken the entire nation. In mid-February, a seven-year-old girl named Fatima was taken from her school in the southern part of Mexico City after her mother was running late to pick her up.
A day without women
Alejandra Marquez Guajardo does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Domestic violence has spiked in Mexico during its coronavirus-related lockdown. Even before the pandemic, however, women in Mexico felt under siege. When I first began teaching gender violence in my Latin American studies classes in , Mexico saw seven femicides — the legal term for the murder of a woman — a day. This year, on average, 10 Mexican women are murdered every day. In February, just before the pandemic hit, two gruesome killings that took place days apart in Mexico City made national headlines. Midmonth, year-old Ingrid Escamilla was murdered, skinned and partially disemboweled. Her mutilated body became a public spectacle after police who responded at the scene leaked pictures that the media reproduced. Police identified signs of sexual abuse and torture. It promised to reopen government-funded domestic violence shelters and daycare facilities that were shuttered due to budget cuts last year and launch a smartphone app to report street harassment.
Ingrid Escamilla: Hundreds protest against woman's brutal murder. Ingrid Escamilla murder: Mexico outraged over brutal stabbing. Mexican police have arrested a couple suspected of kidnapping, torturing and murdering a seven-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a bin bag. Her body was discovered with signs of abuse four days later.