Victoria Delgadillo's Blog
Posted on February 16, 2011 at 6:14pm
Saturday, February 12, 2011 - Los Angeles. California
Eastside Cafe presents: A Tribute & Memorial in honor of Susana Chavez, Ciudad Juárez Artist & Activist, featuring poets: Gloria Alvarez, endy, Ofelia Esparza, Consuelo Flores, Adolfo Guzman Lopez, Abel Salas and more. Followed by open… Continue
Posted on February 5, 2011 at 6:25am
"BELOW AN ARTICLE FROM THE FRONTERA NEWS--WITH DETAILS ON UPCOMING PROTESTS AT THE JUAREZ/EL PASO BORDER. A TRIBUTE TO SUSANA CHAVEZ IS NOW BEING PLANNED IN LOS ANGELES."--------- Victoria Delgadillo
January 20, 2011 Continue
Human Rights News
The New Wave of Cross-Border Activism
If anything marks the first weeks of 2011 in Mexico and the Paso del Norte border region, it is the growth of citizen activism in response to femicide, human…
Posted on January 23, 2011 at 6:01pm
Below is the updated list of organizers for the international art protest dialogue on the murders in Juarez. Very exciting!---and the first time these sort of parallel exhibits have taken place--ever. I'm feeling very blessed to know so many caring people. Tell everyone you know that is near these exhibits in March 2010! --Victoria Delgadillo…
Posted on February 7, 2010 at 2:30pm
NI UNA MAS!!!
UPDATE--NOVEMBER 18, 2008
Urgent Action on the mujeres de Juarez Human rights defenders María Luisa García Andrade and Marisela Ortíz Rivera have received written death threats. The threats were sent within days of the screening of “Bajo Juárez: The city devouring its daughters”, a documentary on the killings of women in Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua City, Chihuahua state.
Among st those who feature in the documentary is Lilia Alejandra García Andrade, the murdered daughter of Norma Andrade and sister of María Luisa García. The latter and Marisela Ortíz feature in the film as they are prominent campaigners from Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa (NHRC), an organization which calls for justice on behalf of women murdered in the region.
According to an eyewitness, on 30 October a dark car with tinted windows approached María Luisa García’s home in Ciudad Juárez while she was out. A man got out of the car, threw a stone at the house which broke a window through which he threw a large card which threatened to kill her and harm her children.
On 5 November, Marisela Ortíz also found in front of her home a card with letters pasted on to it saying “Under Juarez, death” (Vajo (sic) Juarez muerte). Both women have filed a complaint with the Federal Special Prosecutor on Violence against Women and People Trafficking.
Concerns for members of NHRC are heightened by the fact that they have previously been threatened in the past. In May 2008, following the opening of the film “Bordertown”, which was loosely based on the stories of women murdered in the region, NHRC members received an offensive and threatening email following their support of the film’s release as a way of raising awareness of the killings of women in Ciudad Juárez.
Since the members of NHRC and their families were threatened in May 2008, there have been no advances in the investigation and the search for those responsible. Marisela Ortíz Rivera and María Luisa García Andrade have only received limited protection by federal police agents and no attention by the Chihuahua Attorney General’s office or protection by state police, even though the Inter American Commission for Human Rights ordered the Mexican government to provide protection measures for them.
Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in Spanish or your own language:
- expressing concern at the new threats received by María Luisa García on 30 October and Marisela Ortíz on 5 November;
- calling on the authorities to put in place comprehensive protection measures for them and their families, in accordance with her own wishes;
- urging the authorities to carry out an immediate and impartial investigation to identify those responsible for the threats received by María Luisa García and Marisela Ortíz and to bring them to justice;
- calling on the authorities to provide information on the steps taken to investigate previous threats against them and other leading members of Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa in May 2008;
- calling on the authorities to fulfil their obligations under the UN Declaration on the Rights and Responsibilities of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognised Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, and ensure that human rights defenders have a right to carry out their activities without any restrictions or fear of reprisals.
Governor of Chihuahua State
Lic. José Reyes Baeza Terrazas
Gobernador del Estado de Chihuahua, Palacio de Gobierno, 1er piso, C. Aldama #901,
Chihuahua, Estado de Chihuahua, C.P. 31000, MEXICO
Fax: +52 614 429 3300, then dial extension 11066
Salutation: Señor Gobernador / Dear Governor
Chihuahua State Attorney General
Patricia González Rodríguez
Procuradora del Estado de Chihuahua, Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado
Vicente Guerrero 616, Col. Centro, Chihuahua 31000, Estado de Chihuahua, MEXICO
Fax: +52 614 415 0314
Salutation: Señora Procuradora General / Dear Public Prosecutor
Special Prosecutor on Violence against Women and People Trafficking
Dra. Guadalupe Morfín Otero
Fiscal Especial para los Delitos de Violencia contra las Mujeres y Trata de Personas
Procuraduría General de la República,
Río Elba, No. 17, Col. Cuauhtemoc, Del. Cuauhtemoc, México D.F., C.P.06300, MEXICO
Fax: +52 55 5346 2540
Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa
and to diplomatic representatives of Mexico accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY.
COMPANERAS! Join me in creating artwork and exhibits that support the Mothers, Victim Families and Activists in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Their plan is to pursue every legal process in Mexico. If justice is not reached, the families will take their plea to a world-wide justice mediator. Your prayers, programs, written work, exhibits, discourse and outrage help to support their campaign.
Know that we are each connected, no matter how far we seem to be from each other. NI UNA MAS!!
FOR UPDATED DETAILS ON JUAREZ --CHECK OUT THESE LINKS:
El Paso Times Reporter Diana Washington Valdez' blog
The Mothers & Families's blog
Voces Sin Eco -- group formed by sister of Juarez Victim. She paints pink crosses in Juarez where ever a missing girl was last seen
A taste of Las Hijas de Juarez exhibit, curated by Rigo and me. Full exhibit and curators comments to be posted on ABLA soon!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo
Filmmaker Lorena Mendez-Quiroga