Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Human rights abuses in Mexico and a festival celebrating Brazilian cinema November 9, 2012 By: Alexandra Salomon Download Story [View the story "Worldview 11.09.12" on Storify]Worldview 11.09.12We'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.Storified by · Fri, Nov 09 2012 11:03:31Human rights abuses in MexicoHuman 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 and a Mariachi tequila festival…Then an evening of classical music by Solomia Soroka and Arthur Greene at the Ukrainian National Museum. Guadalajara (José Guízar Morfín) Rafael Jorge Negrete.www.rafaelnegrete.comranchera5181575 Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories Brazil, Mexico, capsule, mariachi, Chicago Life, Previous post in Worldview Global Activism: South Bend, Indiana's Malawi connection Next post in Worldview Worldview 11.12.12 View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?