Outrage In Mexico After Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl

Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 3:56pm
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Mexican authorities are looking for the suspect of kidnapping and presumably killing 7-year-old Fátima, while offering a $2 million pesos (approximately $100,000) reward.

MEXICO CITY — Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.

Fátima Aldrighetti was kidnapped after school. Days later, Fátima’s body was found wrapped with trash bags. Local authorities are offering a reward for information, but many accuse the government of not doing enough to protect women and children. 

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blames the murder on capitalist social decay.

“These crimes can’t just be solved with police, jails and a firm hand, but by moralizing and purifying the nation," López Obrador said.

The president faces criticisms for his alleged lack of empathy and strategies to fight femicides.

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