Noria Mexico & Central America Program

Conversations on Gender, Geography, and Violence against Women

The Violence Takes Place (VTP) series is pleased to present a set of conversations on gender, geography, and violence against women in rural Mexico and Latin America.

Six episodes with leading women working on violence in the region: researchers, journalists, activists.

Discover their work, their newest books, and their ongoing investigative projects.

Podcast coordinated and hosted by Jayson Maurice Porter.

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Episode #1

Who Killed Berta Cáceres? A conversation with Nina Lakhani.

We speak with the first and current environmental justice correspondent at The Guardian, Nina Lakhani, about both her experience investigating obstetric violence in Guerrero, Mexico, and her new book Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet  (2020).

Pueden leer la transcripción del episodio en español aquí.

Episode #2

“Alive they were taken”. A conversation with Andalusia K. Soloff.

We speak with Andalusia K. Soloff, a multimedia journalist based in Mexico City who specializes in state violence, migration, indigenous land struggles and gender based murders in Latin America. In her reporting, Andalusia seeks to center on the voices of those most affected by these crises and violence.

We discuss her new graphic novel on forced disappearances in Mexico, the impact of Ayotzinapa’s missing 43 on the students’ parents and communities, cases of forced marriages in Guerrero, and much more.

Pueden leer la transcripción del episodio en español aquí.

Episode #3

“The Troop. Why do soldiers kill?” A Conversation with Daniela Rea

In this episode recorded in Spanish, we speak with Daniela Rea, a Mexican journalist and writer. Daniela is Editor at “Pie de Pagina”, an independent media.

With Daniela, we talk about her book “La Tropa, ¿por qué mata un soldado?”, written with Pablo Ferri, analyzing issues of militarization and gender violence in Mexico.

Daniela is also the author of “Nadie les pidió perdón”, and the co-editor of investigative books “”Entre las cenizas, historias de vida en tiempos de muerte”; ” Romper el silencio, 22 voces contra la censura” y “Ya no somos las mismas y aquí sigue la guerra”.

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