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Laura Tlachi

Where are our human rights?

Following the recent death of famous Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, our writer Laura Tlachi reports on the current levels of violence from Mexico. A few weeks ago in Culiacán, the journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas – one of Mexico’s best reporters on drug trafficking – was murdered. He was killed by a sicario, a hit man […]

Cuba without Fidel

The global media frenzy and comment that surrounded Fidel Castro’s death has died down. But is anything in Cuba actually any different? Our writer in Mexico Laura Tlachi Santacruz examines the situation on the island. For most of us, the death of Fidel Castro Ruz in November 2016 was an expected one. It was not, however, desired—at least […]

The Mexican state does not value its environmentalists—it wants them dead 

While the world awards and celebrates brave and compassionate figures like Isidro Baldenegro López, the State that is supposed to protect them is doing quite the opposite. Our writer in Mexico Laura Tlachi Santacruz reports. According to the human rights organisation Front Line Defenders, Latin America is the most dangerous region to exercise the defense […]