Following murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa, families of female victims demand equal press coverage

A demonstration against the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four other women in Mexico City, August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

The family of Alejandra Negrete, a 40-year-old woman killed in Mexico City alongside photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and social activist Nadia Vera earlier this month, believes the coverage of her death is largely being ignored because of her status as a domestic worker. “Her death is a terrible loss — yet to the world she is just a domestic worker,” her mother told The Guardian. Espinosa and Vera are believed to have been targeted for their work in the political sphere, but Negrete and the other women killed in the massacre — makeup artist Yesenia Quiróz, 18, and 30-year-old Colombian hairdresser Mile Virginia, who are both said to have been sexually assaulted before their deaths — are largely ignored or smeared in media reports. Domestic workers took to the streets last weekend, demanding justice for Negrete’s murder and calling on others to do the same online using the hashtag #yotenombro, or “I name you.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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