Killing them ‘horribly’: Mexican trans murders stoke fresh terror

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Killing them ‘horribly’: Mexican trans murders stoke fresh terror

Calls for protection intensify as LGBT+ bodies keep piling up in horrific northern Mexico slayings

Jose Luis Gonzalez

The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation.

The murder of Leslie Rocha in the border city of Ciudad Juarez came days after a transgender civil society group staged a protest there to demand greater protection.

Those demands were sparked by the murder of Ciudad Juarez-born transgender activist Mireya Rodriguez Lemus, whose body was found this week in Aquiles Serdan, a town in northern Chihuahua state...

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