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MEXICO CITY — The country was already in the midst of a crisis of femicides . Then a 7-year-old girl was found dead, her body mutilated. Fátima Cecilia Aldrighett Antón disappeared Feb. 11 in the Mexico City neighborhood of Xochimilco, where she was waiting to be picked up from school. Four days later, her body was found naked in a plastic bag. Fátima’s killing is the latest in a string of brutal crimes against girls and women stirring enormous public outrage directed at Mexico’s president and other top officials. Last week, Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was found stabbed to death and partially skinned. That crime prompted a wave of protests in Mexico City; President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was accused of brushing them off. Full story

18 February