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Latest Marisela Trevino Orta Stories

2008-09-18 06:00:31

By Lisa Bornstein It's a reality of the world that girls go missing. In that regard, Ciudad Juarez is more real than most places. The Mexican border town facing El Paso became the home to maquiladoras, or factories, of U.S. companies after NAFTA opened the door. Young women flooded from the countryside to work in them. And in the past 15 years, more than 400 have been murdered, according to estimates. The murders go unsolved. Sometimes the bodies are found; often the women are never...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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