Posts Tagged: Susana Chavez Castillo

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Mexico Focus 2015

Mexico is currently one of the most dangerous countries in the world for writers and journalists. Over 100 journalists have been murdered since 2000, while many others have disappeared, often in direct connection to their writing. Meanwhile, impunity in crimes against journalists in Mexico stands at around 90 percent. The brutal murder of editor José

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Mexico: Susana Chávez Castillo – a tribute

  Prominent poet and women’s rights advocate Susana Chávez Castillo was found murdered in the border town of Ciudad Juárez on 6 January 2011. She had been strangled and had had one of her hands cut off; her body was only identified five days later. Chávez had been highly vocal in calling for justice for the

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[Mexico] Murdered and disappeared writers to be remembered on International Women’s Day (8 March)

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world in which to be a writer. Since 2006, at least 45 journalists, writers and bloggers have been murdered or disappeared, most of them in the course of their work. Since 2009 there has been an escalation in violence against writers, with women increasingly being

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