For over a year, Mexico has been battling the COVID-19 health emergency but another worrying, silent pandemic is currently unfolding. Violence against women, including femicides, has increased exponentially.
Pamela Berlanga
The Quintana Roo Feminist Network’s 94-day sit-in at the State Congress recently came to an end, after legislators agreed to hold a vote on the legalisation of abortion. Although that vote was lost, the decision will allow the movement to take the fight to the Supreme Court.
Nick Caistor sets the context for his new LAB Book, Mexico Inside Out. Has AMLO fulfilled his promises?

Mexico Inside Out

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LAB's latest book, Mexico Inside Out by Nick Caistor, is published on 17 April 2021, and is launched at the 'Calling Mexico' virtual festival. The book is available from Practical Action Publishing for £13.95 (paperback) or £9.99 (ebook). Mexico is a country of upheavals: it's not only a land of volcanoes and earthquakes, but historically it has seen empires rise...
Mexico has a vast army of informal workers who receive little in the way of formal state benefits. Covid lockdowns have hit them hard and only neighbourhood cooperation is helping them survive.
LAB is excited to invite you to the second instalment of the Voices of Latin America webinar series, this time focusing on LGBTQ+ rights and machismo.
In the run-up to International Women’s Day in Mexico City and in spite of the pandemic that is sweeping the country, the women’s movement planned a demonstration to demand a life free from violence.
Over the years, homes and whole neighbourhoods have been built close to or on the tracks of a disused railway. Now the Tren Maya project threatens to evict them, while offering compensation and relocation in which they have little faith
Rafael Zafra asks what happened to the cholombianos, the urban tribe portrayed in Fernando Frías de la Parra's Oscar-nominated film 'I'm No Longer Here'.

Lupita: justice for Acteal

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Scarred by a brutal massacre which took place in December of 1997 and left 45 dead, the residents of Acteal, in the highlands of Chiapas, continue to remind the world never to forget. One woman is at the forefront.

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