Tag Archives: Mexico

16 September 2019

Walk/slow jog. Morningside Heights.
Srength work. Core work. Gym at the Shire. With NK Body Philosophy.
Me Gustan Los Estudiantes – Tita Parra
El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido – Inti-Illimani
Manifiesto – Victor Jara
Pisagua 1973 – Los Miserables
Victor Jara’s Hands – Calexico
Plegaria a un Labrador – Victor Jara
Aqui Me Quedo – Victor Jara
Victor Jara – Arlo Guthrie
Ten Long Years – B.B. King
Woke up This Morning – B.B. King
Troubles, Troubles, Troubles – B.B. King
Agua Que Va Caer – Santana
Luna Grande – Los Vikingos Del Norte
Como la Flor – Selena
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Lila Downs
Piensa en Mi – Chavela Vargas
Palapa – Porter
Himno Nacional Mexicano


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Nine years of resistance

Today’s letter in the Amnesty International’s Write for Rights Global Write-a-thon went to President Calderón of Mexico on behalf of Inés Fernández and Valentina Rosendo.

For more than nine years, these two courageous women have taken on the military and authorities to demand justice after soldiers raped them in 2002. Inés Fernández and Valentina Rosendo are Indigenous Me’phaa (Tlapaneca) women. Amnesty International notes that:

Indigenous women in Mexico who are raped rarely file a complaint due to cultural, economic and social barriers. Inés Fernández and Valentina Rosendo have shown courage in reporting their ordeals and have followed up their cases in national and international courts. The women and their families have faced threats as their battle for justice continues.

Guided by Amnesty International’s sample letter, I urge President Calderón to ensure a swift, full and impartial investigation into the rape Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú. This investigation should take place in civilian courts as should all cases of human rights violations by military personnel.

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See you along the Trail.

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