This past year sex workers’ organizations in Mexico City filed legal injunction 112/2013 which prompted the Federal Judiciary to oblige the government of Mexico City to legally recognize sex work as unpaid labor. For activists and sex workers, this decision is considered an “unprecedented victory”.
Guatemala is witnessing an escalation in targeted attacks on human rights defenders. Recently, its president launched a verbal attack on a U.S. Senate aide, upset at conditions on military funding that are there precisely to prevent human rights abuses.
Economic crisis, product shortages, and polarization paint a scenario in which the continuity of the Bolivarian movement is at stake. So is the sovereignty of a country that dared to challenge dependence on the global superpower.