• Short Summary

    POLICE IN SEVERAL TOWNS IN CENTRAL MEXICO ARE STEPPING UP THEIR SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE IN THE WHITE SLAVERY AND MURDER CASE INVOLVING TWO SISTERS FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCON.

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    POLICE IN SEVERAL TOWNS IN CENTRAL MEXICO ARE STEPPING UP THEIR SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE IN THE WHITE SLAVERY AND MURDER CASE INVOLVING TWO SISTERS FROM THE SMALL TOWN OF SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCON. THE SISTERS MARIA AND DELFINA GONZALEZ AND 10 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH OPERATING A VICE-RING AND WITH THE MURDER OF EIGHT WOMEN AND FIVE CHILDREN.

    POLICE RAIDED THE RANCH AFTER ONE OF A DOZEN GIRLS KEPT THERE ESCAPED AND WENT TO THE AUTHORITIES. LATER, SOME OF THE GIRLS TOLD INVESTIGATORS HOW THEY HAD BEEN LED INTO LIFE OF PROSTITUTION WITH THE PROMISE OF MONEY AND LUXURY. MOST OF THE GIRLS, MAINLY TEENAGERS, WERE SAID TO BE SEMI-LITERATE AND MANY HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY EMPLOYED AS DOMESTICS AT A SALARY OF BOUT 2-DOLLARS, (ABOUT 14-SHILLING) A MONTH.

    A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION HAS REPORTEDLY LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF A TOTAL OF 29 BODIES, SOME OF WHICH HAD BEEN BURNED. MOST OF THE REMAINS WERE DISCOVERED AT THE RANCH, OTHERS AT A CABARET IN THE BORDER TOWN OF GUADALAJARA, SAID TO HAVE BEEN OWNED BY THE SISTERS.

    AUTHORITIES SAY THAT OTHER CHARGES MAY BE LAID AGAINST THE 12 PEOPLE INVOLVED, INCLUDING A NUMBER INVOLVING SLAVERY. IT IS ALLEGED THAT IN RECENT YEARS THE GONZALEZ SISTERS SOLD ABOUT 100 GIRLS INTO PROSTITUTION TO CAFE AND BROTHEL OWNERS IN THE CENTRAL MEXICAN REGION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EDX9KEAYYZZYG4OZCXYUHQMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EDX9KEAYYZZYG4OZCXYUHQMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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