Apr 8, 2007
The Esmeralda Alert petition will be at the April 10 daylong conference at Texas A&M "Justicia en Juarez: Gender Violence, Maquiladoras and Border Issues. The petition by Peace at the Border asks the Mexican government to adopt a national "Esmeralda Alert" system similar to the U.S. Amber Alert to help authorities and the public locate missing girls and women. It is named for Esmeralda Herrera Monreal, who was reported missing in 2001 and later found dead in a Juarez cotton field with seven other victims. Conference is at the Evans Library, 204, College Station, Texas. Panelists for various related topics include Diana Washington Valdez (author of The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women and the ebook Harvest of Women: Safari in Mexico), activist Marisela Ortiz, and COLEF academic Socorro Tabuenco.