PEN International statement on the murder of Gumaro Pérez Aguilando

Español debajo Mexico: deadly cycle of violence continues as tenth print journalist is gunned down at son’s school 20 December 2017 – The Mexican authorities should carry out a prompt and thorough investigation into the murder of Gumaro Pérez Aguilando, a reporter for La Voz del Sur, killed on 19 December, in Acayucan, Veracruz, saidContinue reading “PEN International statement on the murder of Gumaro Pérez Aguilando”

PEN International commemorates murdered journalists on the Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is an annual celebration that began in pre-Columbian central Mexico, but has spread to the rest of Latin American and areas of the US and Canada where there are concentrations of Mexican emigrants. The celebrations are often family get-togethers at cemeteries, where departed family members and friendsContinue reading “PEN International commemorates murdered journalists on the Day of the Dead”

A crime against freedom: Miroslava Breach, woman and journalist

A translation of an article by Olga Alicia Aragón that was published in La Jornada on March 25, 2017 Miroslava Breach Velducea was murdered in cold blood; eight shots fired at her by a professional murderer, in a calculated act of extreme violence. His action deeply wounded the best journalism of Chihuahua and showed theContinue reading “A crime against freedom: Miroslava Breach, woman and journalist”

61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: Pushback Year

by Lucina Kathmann United Nations, New York City, March 17, 2017 Pushback is a word I barely knew till this year. Here at the United Nations in New York attending the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, someone reports receiving reactionary pushback against the pro-women agenda every 15 minutes: pushback aboutContinue reading “61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: Pushback Year”

Mexican Journalists Stand in Solidarity with US journalists

March 6, 2017 To our colleagues in the United States of America, At this time of an unprecedented, relentless assault on the free press of the United States by the Trump administration, we Mexican journalists, writers, and publishers stand in solidarity with you as you do your crucial work. For decades you have stood byContinue reading “Mexican Journalists Stand in Solidarity with US journalists”