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Over the last 25 years, thousands of women have been viciously murdered or disappeared along the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The investigation into these crimes has revealed a systemic web of corruption, drug violence, sex trafficking, and unchecked globalization that authorities have tried desperately to hide. Hosted by famed investigative journalist Lydia Cacho and produced by a Mexico-based creative team, The Red Note examines the story of the Juarez femicides through the voices of investigators who tried to solve the mystery of these crimes, and the families of the victims, whose lives have been reshaped by tragedy.

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    • 4.6 • 243 Ratings

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Over the last 25 years, thousands of women have been viciously murdered or disappeared along the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The investigation into these crimes has revealed a systemic web of corruption, drug violence, sex trafficking, and unchecked globalization that authorities have tried desperately to hide. Hosted by famed investigative journalist Lydia Cacho and produced by a Mexico-based creative team, The Red Note examines the story of the Juarez femicides through the voices of investigators who tried to solve the mystery of these crimes, and the families of the victims, whose lives have been reshaped by tragedy.

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    The murder of 18-year-old Rhonda Sue Coleman in 1990 has been a thorn in the side of the small community of Hazlehurst, GA for over 30 years. No arrests, no answers, and no justice. The family, friends and townspeople have never let go of the hope of finally getting the answers they so desperately seek. 
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    • 1 min
    The Pain That Cannot Forget | Chapter 10

    The Pain That Cannot Forget | Chapter 10

    25 years after the first serial murder in Juarez, local authorities have failed to bring their perpetrators of these crimes to justice. As the city emerges from years of unprecedented violence, the story of the femicides begins to recede from national and international headlines. But in Juarez, activists and the victims’ families continue undaunted in their quest for justice, even as they struggle with the grief of losing their daughters, wives, and mothers.
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    • 52 min
    The Imaginary War | Chapter 9

    The Imaginary War | Chapter 9

    “Chapo” Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel tries to seize control of drug trafficking in Juarez, plunging the city into years of crime and bloodshed. Mexican President Felipe Calderon sends federal troops in the hopes of ending the conflict; but by 2010, Juarez has become the most dangerous city in the world. The war leaves a permanent scar on the city, and in the hearts of local residents caught up in the violence.
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    • 48 min
    Ni Una Menos, Ni Una Mas | Chapter 8

    Ni Una Menos, Ni Una Mas | Chapter 8

    Outrage over cotton field murders prompts an international outcry, focusing worldwide attention on the story of the Juarez serial murders. Jane Fonda, Eve Ensler, and other celebrities travel to Juarez to protest the killings alongside local activists and the families of the victims. Writers, artists, and musicians create artworks inspired by their outrage over the crimes. The codification of the term “femicide” into Mexican law helps Norma Andrade and other victims’ mothers file international lawsuits against the Mexican government over their responsibility for the gender violence in Juarez.
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    • 47 min
    The Cotton Field Case, Part 2 | Chapter 7

    The Cotton Field Case, Part 2 | Chapter 7

    Forensic examiner Oscar Maynez resigns after Juarez officials order him to plant evidence that would help implicate the two cotton field suspects. The FBI and Mexico’s federal government try to launch their own investigations of the serial murders along the border, but are rebuffed by Juarez officials. After the accused cotton field killers are convicted, doubts persist about their role in the murders, and the identity of the victims.
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    • 44 min
    The Cotton Field Case | Chapter 6

    The Cotton Field Case | Chapter 6

    The discovery of eight womens’ bodies at a cotton field in central Juarez sends shockwaves through the city. Forensic examiner Oscar Maynez contends that the cotton field murders prove that an organized criminal network is behind the serial murders. Just days after the eight bodies are discovered, authorities arrest two bus drivers and charge them with the killings. When questions emerge about the drivers’ guilt, residents and activists allege that the government is trying to protect the real killers.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

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Excellent and better than its competitor, but exageratedly lionizes leftist attitudes and behaviors.

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My God...

Such a heart breaking series of stories. How incredibly terrible it is for the parents and victims.

It is a hard listen, but it needs to be heard.

I am impressed with the quality of the reporting, while at the same time I am less than impressed with the state’s response.

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So well done

What a sad story. I hope this can help find justice for these women. This podcast is so well done and interesting to listen to. You really get a feel for the the people effected and place where it is all taking place and just how dangerous it is to tell this story. Thank you for this work.

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