Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexico’s public funds used to run prostitution networks: Gutiérrez de la Torre

TweetPolitics in Mexico have a particular way of functioning. Politicians do as they please, act without fear or accountability for their actions, and benefit from public positions in a society characterized by impunity, corruption, influence peddling and illicit enrichment. It may seem that political positions are used to favour powerful individuals, instead of focusing on [...]
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Mayan women build integrated pathway for violence survivors in Mexico

TweetIn the words of Fatima Leonor Gamboa, a 28-year-old Maya indigenous defense lawyer who represents women survivors of violence. She works to ensure greater gender equality among Maya communities in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Cross posted from UN Women We all start our writing by mentioning the things that characterize us. I can say that I [...]
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Femicide in Latin America: Creating a regional protocol for ensuring justice

TweetThis article has been cross-posted from UN Women. While women in El Salvador are working to implement a new law against gender-based killings of women, UN Women and OHCHR have come together to promote a regional protocol against such crimes throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. “Every time the body of a dead woman appeared, at [...]
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20-year-old woman new Mexican police chief

TweetMarisol Valles Garcia, a 20-year-old criminology major, is the new police chief in Guadalupe, Mexico; she was the only applicant. Located near Ciudad Juarez, one of the hot spots of the drug war, the town’s mayor was killed in June.  Even if some of her drive to do this is due to youthful naivete, serious [...]
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