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Mexico Rape Victim Faces Prison Time for Self-Defense

June 30, 2014 Daniela Pastrana 0

“I just want all this to be over,” said Yakiri Rubí Rubio, a young Mexican woman facing trial for killing the man who raped her in December 2013. In the view of organizations working for the defense of women’s rights in Mexico, Rubio has become a symbol in the fight against machismo in the justice system, where the norm is to disparage the complaints of women who have been raped.


Raúl Zibechi: Latin America Today, Seen From Below

June 26, 2014 Raúl Zibechi 0

Raúl Zibechi offers a wide-ranging look at the geopolitical reality of the continent from the perspective of social movements, touching on the organizing model of the indigenous Chilean Mapuche and Mexican Zapatistas, conflicts occurring over the extraction industries in many countries, and the increasingly dominant role of Brazil in the region. […]

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