In Mexico state, violence against women has surged

The Los Angeles Times, 07/17/2012

For hours, gunmen held captive a church group camping on a spiritual retreat.
They raped girls and beat boys. They stole their cellphones.
Finally the gunmen left; the youths wrapped themselves in blankets and walked five miles to find help.

The attack late last week outside Mexico City illustrates the mounting dangers — especially violence targeting women — in the Mexican state that until last year was governed by the man who will be the nation’s next president.

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