Diana: the hunter of bus drivers

English: Ciudad Juárez at dusk looking west to...

English: Ciudad Juárez at dusk looking west toward Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Deutsch: Ciudad Juárez bei Dämmerung. Blick nach Westen in Richtung der Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is from 2nd September.  The story is obviously focussed on the murder of two bus-drivers by supposedly a female vigilante.  But you have to wonder what the police there have been doing in trying to solve the murders of hundreds of women.



blonde hunter,
the instrument of vengeance,
avenging the abuse of hundreds of women –
their violation, their rape, their death.
For them no chance of escape
on the route to the border maquilas.

Tequila-shot drivers their killers;
bus drivers, distilled from the dregs,
impure, lacking compassion,
without the compunction
for beating their prey,
having their way
then casting their broken victims aside,
battered, dead or abandoned to die
on the route to the border maquilas.

In Ciudad Juarez
there are two bus-drivers murdered,
shot in the head.
It’s Diana’s revenge
for the hundreds of women
whose lives have been needlessly, brutally shed
on the route to the border maquilas.

2nd September 2013 – headline from the Guardian

Notes:  “Mexico police seek killer vigilante ‘Diana: the hunter of bus drivers’.”  Mexican prosecutors are investigating claims that a female vigilante killer is behind the murder of two bus drivers last week in the northern border city of Ciudad Juárez, apparently seeking revenge for the sexual abuse of female passengers.  An email from the self-styled “bus driver hunter” claiming responsibility for the assassinations echoed deeply in Ciudad Juárez, which has a grim history of sexual violence against women on buses.  “I myself and other women have suffered in silence but we can’t stay quiet anymore,” the email said. “We were victims of sexual violence by the drivers on the night shift on the routes to the maquilas,” a reference to the border assembly plants that employ many residents in Ciudad Juárez. “I am the instrument of vengeance for several women.”  Many of the women murdered during a string of more than 100 eerily similar women’s killings in Ciudad Juárez in the 1990s and early 2000s disappeared after boarding buses. Their bodies were often found weeks or months later, raped, strangled and dumped in the desert or vacant lots.


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