Category Archives: Juárez

The Powers That Be…

I’m telling you.
I’m powerful.

ha ha

No joke. But what I mean is, shit keeps “falling” into my lap
and piecing together.

It’s like that which I desire, with a pure heart, drops like blocks
building my foundation, stronger and stronger each day.

People might think this sounds crazy or whatever, but trust me.
If I could write out my life, they’d see.
I’ve never really planned my life.

I just know what I love, what I’m passionate about and flow with those things as a constant in my mind…
and the rest, is “gifted” to me.

Sounds crazy, yes, but how else can I describe it?

A friend of mine wrote this to me the other day:
“Thanks for the post about Juarez. An interesting phenomenon I never heard about.”

Then, the very next day he shoots me a story that just happened to cross his path.
I’m telling you, the “forces” are behind me.

2012. I’ve got some major projects in the works, and if things fall into place as my gut signals me
they are…

I’mma start ROCKIN’ shit up BIG TIME I mean, BIG!!!
**Keep them fingers crossed for me, any bit helps!!!**

Mexico activist in Juarez women killings wounded

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December 2, 2011 11:38 PM EST | AP

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — An activist representing relatives of women slain or missing in the border city of Ciudad Juarez was shot Friday in what authorities called an apparent robbery attempt.

Chihuahua state prosecutors said Norma Andrade, 51, was shot twice outside her home and was in stable condition in a hospital.

Andrade was the second activist to be shot this week in northern Mexico. Anti-crime activist Nepomuceno Moreno was killed Monday in Hermosillo. He had protested the kidnapping of his teenage son.

Andrade founded an organization of relatives of women who have gone missing or been murdered in Ciudad Juarez to pressure authorities to solve the cases. Her daughter Lilia Alejandra Garcia Andrade was tortured, raped and killed in 2001 when she was 17.

Arturo Sandoval, spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office, said Andrade told investigators that a man approached her outside her house and tugged at her purse. When she tried to hold on to it, the man fired his gun wounding her right hand and left shoulder, Sandoval said.

Authorities were still trying to determine whether it was a robbery or a murder attempt, Sandoval said.

Andrade’s daughter, Malu Andrade, told The Associated Press that teachers at the middle school where her mother works said suspicious men had been asking about her whereabouts Friday morning. The attack happened in the afternoon.

“Authorities knew that we had been threatened,” the daughter said by telephone.

A series of eerily similar killings of more than 100 mainly young women began in Ciudad Juarez in 1993, but appeared to had tapered off by late 2004 or early 2005.

The killings have been the topic of books, documentaries and the 2006 movie “Bordertown” starring Jennifer Lopez. Lopez in 2007 received a special recognition from Andrade and her organization, Bring Our Daughters Home.

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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in Femicide, Injustice, Juárez, Mexico, Serendipity