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Human rights abuses in Mexico and a festival celebrating Brazilian cinema
November 9, 2012
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We'll take a look at human rights abuses by Mexico's military and we'll tell you where to head this weekend if you're looking to combine Mariachi and tequila.
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Human rights abuses in Mexico
Human rights observers claim security forces in Mexico have committed, with impunity, widespread violations against civilians–including torture, rape, and "disappearances.” Sister Consuelo Morales is the 2012 recipient of Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des ForgesAward for Extraordinary Activism for her work in the Nuevo Leon region of Mexico. Morales leads efforts there to document the abuses by Mexican security forces, litigate key cases, and provide support for victims. She and Nik Steinberg, senior researcher on the Americas for Human Rights Watch, will tell us about the work they’ve been doing with the Mexican government to improve its humanrights practices.
Consuelo Morales, Mexico | Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity a...
Weekend Passport: Brazilian film and Mariachi
Global citizen Nari Safavi helps you plan your international weekend.
This time we’re heading to a
Brazilian film festival
Mariachi tequila festival
Then an evening of
by Solomia Soroka and Arthur Greene at the Ukrainian National Museum.
Guadalajara (José Guízar Morfín) Rafael Jorge Negrete.www.rafaelnegrete.comranchera5181575