American Girls disapear forever in Mexico, no coverage by MSM
Imagine for a minute, an attractive young American woman takes a short trip to a nearby foreign country. On the eve of her return, something happens and no trace of her is ever found. Sound horrible and yet somehow familiar? Her name is, you know it................Yvette Martinez! Or, maybe you thought it was Brenda Cisneros. Or, perhaps it was Natalee Holloway. Would you believe this happened to all three girls.
Martinez and a friend, Brenda Cisneros, left their homes in Laredo, Texas and went to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on September 17, 2004 to attend a concert in celebration of Cisneros's birthday. They crossed the border at 11:11 p.m. and a relative saw them later at the concert. A friend of the women spoke to them by cellular phone at 4:00 a.m. On September 18; they said they were only a short distance from the border and would be back in Texas in a few minutes. Cisneros and Martinez (both American citizens) never arrived home and have never been heard from again. [Info taken from http://charleyproject.org]
Perhaps you are only familiar with the Holloway case (she was abducted from Aruba). Why have you not heard about the case involving Yvette and Brenda? This despite many similarities in the cases: Only 8 months difference in when they disappeared (Natalee disappeared onMay 30, 2005). All were US citizens. The young women were fairly close in age (27, 23, and 18 years old) when they disappeared.
A Google search on "Natalee Holloway" had 1,690,000 Englishhits.
A Google search on "Yvette Martinez" had 1,100 English hits.
A Google search on "Brenda Cisneros" had 571 English hits.
How about the specific media outlets hits (foxnews, cbsnews, abcnews, cnn):
"Natalee Holloway" 17,600, 16,100, 485, and 7900 hits respectively
"Yvette Martinez" 0, 0, 0, and 9 hits respectively
"Brenda Cisneros" 1, 0, 0, and 3 hits respectively
As you can see the U.S. media has given the Aruba case much more coverage than the Mexico case.
Is this because the Aruba case is any more horrible, or because Ms.Holloway is more attractive than the victims from Texas. No, I submit to you that while the cases are equally tragic and while we all mourn for the lost girls and pray for their families, the Texas/Mexico case is NOT covered because of the impact such coverage would have on border enforcement, immigration, and national security. In other words, if the American people had the two young Texas victims "personified" in their homes and minds each day (as has happened with Natalee Holloway) they would be even more insistent that border security be improved and enforced.
Ms.Cisneros and Ms. Martinez are among 40-70 Americans who have been kidnapped and/or disappeared just near Laredo,Texas (near theUS/Mexico border) recently. Some of these are related to gang activity, illegal immigration activity, and drug traffic http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1458005/posts. This situation is intolerable.
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