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Three women freed after more than a decade in jail for abortion in El Salvador

I feel very happy …” said Alba Lorena Rodríguez, one of the three women released on March 6 by the authorities of El Salvador after spending years in jail accused of aborting. She spoke through tears and joy, as she prepared to leave the women’s prison, just hours before International Women’s Day.

Disappearances of Women Rise In Mexico’s Senseless Drug War

More than twenty-five years since the femicides of Juarez came to light, today throughout Mexico women are disappeared and murdered on a daily basis. The government reports that there are currently more than 9,000 disappeared women on the national registry of missing persons and that figure is probably much higher due to underreporting.

Blindspot: Gender Information Lacking on Brazil’s Disappeared Women

Asked if Brazilian women are more prone to disappear, Moreno reacts with indignation. “If we had more accurate and realistic data, we could understand if it is men or women who disappear most and the many reasons behind it.”

U.S., Canadian Native Women Fight for Missing and Murdered

From Anchorage to Acoma, all over the United States and Canada, native women have been mobilizing to procure justice for missing and murdered sisters. In recent years, the mounting grassroots efforts have made hard-won progress to counter gender-related violence in colonized communities.

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Three women freed after more than a decade in jail for abortion in El Salvador

Disappearances of Women Rise In Mexico’s Senseless Drug War

Blindspot: Gender Information Lacking on Brazil’s Disappeared Women

U.S., Canadian Native Women Fight for Missing and Murdered

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Interviews from Mexico: Elvira Madrid, Brigada Callejera (Street Brigade)

Interviews From Mexico: Maria Herrera

Hecho en América: las políticas sobre drogas en la 4T

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Global Exchange: “Venezuela’s crisis: Is there any good way out?”

View our expert panel to hear from Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuelan scholar and Professor of Latin American History at Pomona College; Laura Carlsen, Mexican journalist and director of the Americas Program, and Medea Benjamin, author and anti-war activist on the growing crisis in Venezuela.

 

 

 

Laura Carlsen on Friday’s KPFA news roundup: Venezuela, the wall-asylum-Trump’s shutdown, Syria and the teachers’ strike

 

An Open Letter to the United States: Stop Interfering in Venezuela’s Internal Politics