Sex Trafficking Worries Stalk Ciudad Juarez

Beyond the Veil|  The LA Times reports that two dozen teenage girls and young women have vanished in Ciudad Juarez, stirring up fears that the violence of killing hundreds of women a decade ago has returned.

The profile looks different from that of the more than 350 women killed during a 15-year stretch from 1993. Many of those victims worked in the city’s assembly plants and came from other parts of Mexico. Their bodies turned up, often with signs of sexual abuse and torture, in bare lots and gullies.

Today, the missing women cut across classes and there are no bodies. The obvious concern is whether the women have become victims of sex traffickers.