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Leslie Alejandra Ferreti ("Leslie Rocha")

5 Sep 2020
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua (Mexico)

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Leslie Alejandra Ferreti ("Leslie Rocha")
Leslie Alejandra Ferreti ("Leslie Rocha") [photo:]

Leslie was stabbed to death in her home.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation.

The murder of Leslie Rocha in the border city of Ciudad Juarez [at calle Otumba 2900 in colonia San Francisco] came days after a transgender civil society group staged a protest there to demand greater protection.

Those demands were sparked by the murder late of Ciudad Juarez-born transgender activist Mireya Rodriguez Lemus, whose body was found earlier this week in Aquiles Serdan, a town in the northern Chihuahua state.

A transgender woman in Ciudad Juarez, who declined to give her name, said people are "a little scared, a little terrified" to go out on the streets. "We don't know what to do anymore because there are so many hate crimes against the trans population."

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Report added: 6 Sep 2020. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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