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How U.S. policy contributes to gendered violence in Mexico

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For anyone paying attention to the immigration debate in the U.S., you’ve probably heard something about drug-related violence in Mexico. Quite possibly it was explained as “their” problem, an issue isolated to Mexico’s history and concern. 

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For anyone paying attention to the immigration debate in the U.S., you’ve probably heard something about drug-related violence in Mexico. Quite possibly it was explained ...

4 things feminists can learn from the Zapatistas

Photos taken by Juliana Britto Schwartz

Tuesday of this week marked the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, a short moment with a long legacy of struggle for indigenous rights. The Zapatistas–also known as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation or the EZLN–are a movement of indigenous people fighting against the effects of neoliberalism, particularly the privatization of land and other natural resources. 

Photos taken by Juliana Britto Schwartz

Tuesday of this week marked the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, a short moment with a long ...

Can you figure out what this police x-ray captured?

At first it looks like a piece of abstract art. Then you start to make out human shapes. And it looks like a bunch of people wearing bathing suits and swim caps, maybe? But it’s not. This is a police X-ray image of a trailer truck containing 94 trafficking victims from Central America, Nepal and Bengladesh. The truck, which had started its trip in Guatemala and was headed towards towards the U.S. border, but was stopped at a checkpoint outside of Tixtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas State.

According to the Mexican National Migration Institute, or INM, 78 women and 16 men 78 men and 16 women were found in the truck. Of the 94, there were nine ...

At first it looks like a piece of abstract art. Then you start to make out human shapes. And it looks like a bunch of people wearing bathing suits and swim caps, maybe? But it’s not. ...

Mexican transgender activist Agnes Torres Sulca found dead


Thousands gathered in Puebla on Monday. Pic via.

*Trigger warning*

Terrible news. Mexican trans rights activist Agnes Torres Sulca was found dead outside of her hometown of Puebla last week. Due to evidence of torture before she died, it seems quite clear that it was murder and likely a hate crime. LGBT advocacy organization Vida Plena Puebla made a statement:

“We condemn this crime against a woman, an academic, a psychologist, educator, role model and activist for human rights for women in general and for sexual diversity as a whole. We are distraught, pained, enraged and saddened by this crime, and feel powerless over how, yet again, a brave person has succumbed to the most ...


Thousands gathered in Puebla on Monday. Pic via.

*Trigger warning*

Terrible news. Mexican trans rights activist Agnes Torres Sulca was found dead outside of her hometown of Puebla last week. Due to evidence ...

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Women in Mexico convicted of homicide for abortions

The Latin American Herald Tribune brings attention to the reality that exists when abortion is criminalized. Six women are currently serving 25-30 year sentences in Guanajuato, Mexico for having abortions. Their conviction? Homicide.

Reproductive justice organization Centro Las Libres has been working to bring attention to Mexico’s criminalization and incarceration of women in attempts to change laws and free the women who are currently in prison; they’ve been able to release one so far. Via LAHT:

Since the beginning of the decade, more than 40 women have been put on trial for abortion, which is punishable by up to three years in prison under the Guanajuato penal code.

“The government always has denied that ...

The Latin American Herald Tribune brings attention to the reality that exists when abortion is criminalized. Six women are currently serving 25-30 year sentences in Guanajuato, Mexico for having abortions. Their conviction? Homicide.

Reproductive justice organization ...

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