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Diana Washington Valdez & Maria Socorro Tabuenca Cordoba: Juarez Femicides (2007)

Diana Washington Valdez is an award-winning journalist and investigative reporter for the El Paso Times and has gone further than any other to investigate and uncover the Juarez femicides. “She has gone on the record about the killers’ identities and in doing so, she knows she is putting her life on the line. In her book, Harvest of Women Washington exposes the seedy underworld of Juarez’s narco-traffickers. ‘The girls are carefully screened,’ she says. ‘They’re always a safe bet. Disposable women. They are watched in advance for suitability – young and poor.’ Washington’s accusations are based on her research and on leaks from the FBI and Mexican investigators. (http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/11-1-2003-47157.asp)
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Maria Socorro Tabuenca Cordoba is a researcher for the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) in Ciudad Juarez, for which she has also served as Director since 1995 and Northwest Dean since 1999. She sits on the editorial board for Revista Dialogo Cultural entre las Fronteras de Maxico, an academic publication and is a fellow for the Smithsonian Institute’s Rio Program. She has published articles in national and international journals mainly on border Mexican women writers and borders’ theory and lately she has devoted her studies on the cinematic and journalistic discourses on the murdered women in Juarez.

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