Outrage in Mexico Over the Murder of Mara Castilla
On September 8, 2017, Mara Fernanda Castilla Miranda, a 19-year-old college student in the city of Puebla, Mexico, left a party and caught a ride from a Cabify driver. On September 15, her body was discovered in a Puebla motel. Soon thereafter, massive demonstrations erupted throughout the country in which women demanded justice in the case of Mara Castilla and protested the all-too-common occurrence of femicide in Mexico. Her sadly typical case seemed to touch a nerve in Mexican society and generated much anguished soul searching.