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Latino Daily News

Sunday October 24, 2010

Mexican Doctors Protest Violence and Murders at the Border

Yesterday, hundreds of medical personnel from the violence-plagued-city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico staged a three-hour work stoppage to protest the violence in the city that never seems to abate.

The organizers and protesters, consisting of hundreds of doctors, want to send a message to local and national officials – ‘We aren’t safe here and can’t do our jobs.’  They created a list of eight demands to ensure their workplace safety and presented it to the Mayor. 

Thus far this year 2,300 have been killed in Juarez, five of those were physicians with 16 doctors having been abducted and released.  The physicians, joined by many civil rights organizations, feel the city and its residents are all suffering from “chronic anxiety” due to the violence.