Mexico: women without access to reproductive and sexual healthcare

Orsetta Bellani, Latinamerica Press (Photo: O.B.)

Antonia Pedro Blas is an Otomi indigenous woman who lives in Mexico City. Accompanied by her husband, she gave birth the last two times in the bathroom of the Gregorio Salas Hospital, part of the Health Secretariat of the Federal District. According to Cimac News, a service of the Women’s Communication and Information agency, the hospital personnel denied Pedro Blas care in a delivery room, saying that they were overfull despite the fact that she was about to give birth in the emergency room area. Continue reading…

Zapatistas Decide to Do Away with Subcomandante Marcos

Orsetta Bellani, Upside Down World (Photos: O.B.)

A light mist was falling in Selva Lacandona on the night of May 24, 2014. More than 2,000 Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) base supporters, dozens of the organization’s militants, members of the free media, and some 800 members of the Sexta (EZLN sympathizers) filled the basketball court at the Caracol of La Realidad, where the Autonomous Zapatista Government is headquartered. Continue reading…