Wave of Hate Crime Targets Transsexuals in Mexico

Mexico is the second most dangerous country in the world for transsexuals.

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Alessa Flores, an activist for the rights of transgender people and sex workers, was found dead early Friday at a hotel in Mexico City, her case marking the third homicide of a transgendered person in less than two weeks.

Experts said Flores’s body had “signs of strangulation,” although an autopsy is yet to be performed.

She participated last week in Mexico’s Trans Youth Forum, organised by the Institute of Youth, where she gave a talk about sex work.

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