“Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?” Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: ‘I don’t scare easily’ Trigger warnings for threats of rape, intimidation, torture, and the like. Brave, brave woman. (thanks to Medea... Read more »
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