• Cabify driver held over murder of Mara Fernanda Castilla, 19
  • Protests accuse government of failing to tackle spate of femicides

The murder of a Mexican university student after she used a ride-hailing service has sparked outrage and prompted street protests by activists who say that the country’s authorities have done little or nothing to prevent a litany of femicides.

Mara Fernanda Castilla, 19, was found dead on Friday, according to the Puebla state governor, Tony Gali. Her body had been abandoned in a ditch some 90 kilometres south-east of Mexico City.

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