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Watch: Families keep alive the memories of women slain and dumped in Valley of Juárez arroyo


In the Valley of Juárez, a seemingly tranquil arroyo has been the site of carnage, a place where the remains of at least 24 murdered women were found between 2008 and 2013. Their families strive to keep their memories alive.

Cover photo: A pink cross dedicated to Idaly Juache Laguna, one of the disappeared women whose bones were found in Arroyo del Navajo, is decorated with ballons to mark what would have been her 31st birthday on July 29. (Corrie Boudreaux/El Paso Matters)

Corrie Boudreaux

Corrie Boudreaux is a lecturer in the Department of Communication at UTEP and a freelance photojournalist in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region. She specializes in photography as a tool to explore insecurity, violence, and trauma; spatial environments; and memorialization practices. Her academic work has been published in Social Research, The Latin Americanist, and H-ART: Revista de historia, teoría y crítica de arte.

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