NEW YORK -- May 20, 2022 --True crime podcast “Forgotten: Women of Juárez,” about femicides in Juarez, Mexico, has won the "Best Latin American Podcast of the Year" Award at Estación Podcast Festival, the leading podcasting event in Spain and Latin America. The podcast, a partnership between Podimo and iHeartMedia, was translated and adapted in three languages: Spanish, German and Danish, and is the first translated podcast to win this award.
At the beginning of the 1990s, the chilling phenomenon of the dead women of Juárez came to light: young women who were abducted during their journeys from home to school or work and vice versa, who were sexually abused and whose remains appeared later, dumped in the desert with total impunity. Stunned, we witness one of the most terrifying episodes in the history of contemporary Mexico. The city of Juárez became the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman. Almost 30 years after the sinister discovery of the first mass grave in Lote Bravo, the crimes not only continue to happen, but have spread throughout the country, the entire continent.
“Forgotten: Women of Juárez” is the essential return to the origin: who and why unleashed the violence in Juárez in the mid-1990s? Why so much impunity? What responsibility does the United States have in all this? Is it a serial killer, a satanic sect or an organized group? What role have Mexican and US authorities played in the investigations? Why are these murders still unsolved? Above all: why understanding what happened in Juárez is crucial to raise awareness and put a definitive stop to violence against women? To answer these questions, this podcast brings together statements from journalists, police authorities from both sides of the border, and relatives of the victims.
“Olvidadas: las muertas de Juárez” is the Spanish adaptation of “Forgotten: Women of Juárez,” one of the most intimate and shocking true crime podcasts of 2020 of the same title, created, reported and investigated in its original version by Mónica Ortiz Uribe and Oz Woloshyn, whose investigations are voiced in Spanish by Mexico City-based investigative journalists Sandra Romandía and Rossana Fuentes Berain, respectively. The podcast was originally produced by iHeartMedia and Unusual Productions and was translated by Podimo.
The jury of the Ibero-American Station Podcast Festival awarded “Olvidadas: las muertas de Juárez” unanimously, the award for the best podcast of the year in Latin America. The Spanish version consists of an introductory episode + ten episodes with an approximate duration of 45 minutes + two bonus tracks where each of the hosts addresses the issue from their trenches and offers an intimate and necessary look at a time when femicides in Latin America represent one of the most worrying and urgent problems in the region.
Listen to “Forgotten: Women of Juárez” on Podimo, the leading platform for podcasts and audiobooks in Spanish. The translated series is distributed worldwide via the iHeartPodcast Network and is also available on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms.
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