Federal Government Creates New Office to Investigate, Prosecute Crimes against Women

SourceMex Economic News & Analysis on Mexico, March 1, 2006 | Go to article overview

Federal Government Creates New Office to Investigate, Prosecute Crimes against Women


The Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) has created a new office to investigate and prosecute crimes against women. The Fiscalia Especial para la Atencion de Delitos Relacionados con Actos de Violencia Contra las Mujeres will be headed by women's-rights attorney Alicia Elena Perez Duarte.

The new office will replace the special prosecutor's office created in 2004 to investigate the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez (see SourceMex, 2004-02-04). The duties of the new office will be expanded to include all 31 states and the Federal District.

Mireille Roccatti, who headed the Juarez investigative office for just a few months, resigned the post in October 2005 to take a position in the administration of newly elected Mexico state Gov. Enrique Pena (see SourceMex, 2005-10-05). Roccatti had replaced Maria Lopez Urbina, who was removed from the post because of criticisms that she was ineffective (see SourceMex, 2005-06-01). A vast majority of the more than 360 murders in Juarez remain unsolved, and the special prosecutor's office has remained vacant since Roccatti's resignation.

New entity replaces office that probed Juarez murders

The PGR pushed for the expansion of the office as part of a campaign to combat violence against women at a national level. "[The murders in Juarez] were just one example of a phenomenon that occurs across the country," said the PGR.

Some legislators welcomed the decision. "It's a good sign, and we hope it works," said Deputy Beatriz Mojica, a member of the center-left Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD).

Perez Duarte acknowledged that her office faces a daunting task but said she will receive support from all the state prosecutors' offices in Mexico. In addition, the Mexican Congress has appointed a special commission, comprising 12 legislators, to assist in the investigations. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Federal Government Creates New Office to Investigate, Prosecute Crimes against Women
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.