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Dancers with Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente perform on the Fiesta Colorado Folkorico Stage in Denver for the Cinco de Mayo celebrations. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)

As the vaccine rollout continues and Americans begin to poke their heads out of their homes and tiptoe back to socializing, it’s only natural to want to celebrate. And with Cinco de Mayo approaching, some might see it as an excuse to enjoy some festivities. Maybe your girlfriends invite you…

Left to right: Jaqueline Malagón (Sonido La Dama), Mari Aco (La China de Otumba), Javita Perez (Sonido Fiesta Bacana), Marisol Mendoza Gomez and Viridiana Fuentes (Sonido Cataleya). Mendoza founded Musas Sonideras in 2017 to bring together the small population of women playing music in Mexico’s sonidero scene. Photos: Alicia Vera

Musas Sonideras may not be as well-known as their male counterparts, but they are making waves with fans and skeptics alike

Marisol Mendoza takes to the DJ booth in a personalized black-and-purple windbreaker. Her name, embroidered in bright block letters, adorns the right arm, and the left arm displays the flags of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Cuba — three of the most iconic producers of tropical music. …

The machismo attitude within the media, combined with the lack of protection, leads to neglect toward their well-being

A woman with writing on her face that reads ‘no to silence’ looks at the camera during a demonstration in Mexico.
A woman with writing on her face that reads ‘no to silence’ looks at the camera during a demonstration to end violence against journalists in Mexico. Photo: Miguel Tovar/Getty Images

In the summer of 2017, Melva Frutos, Inés García, and Miriam Ramírez attended a holistic security workshop for female journalists in a rustic hacienda along the outskirts of Oaxaca City in southern Mexico. Surrounded by picturesque gardens and century-old trees, they shared their reporting experiences as if they’d known each…

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