As Puerto Rico Struggles With Rising Femicides, an Art Series Remembers Those Killed in 2019

My nation, my country, my home!! … ‘Puerto Rico has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world, and with the small Caribbean archipelago repeatedly hit with back-to-back natural disasters, experts believe the violence will continue to increase.’

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A report by Rachel Reichard for Remezcla.

Puerto Rico has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world, and with the small Caribbean archipelago repeatedly hit with back-to-back natural diasters, experts believe the violence will continue to increase. At the Museo de las Américas in San Juan, the island’s capital, a portrait series is honoring some of the women who died in 2019 as a result of gender-based violence.

Incorporating florals, the series, created by Puerto Rican artist Elizabeth Barreto, remembers 12 women victims of femicide, the killing of women based on their gender.

The women included in the program are Luz Iraida Nieves Olivo, Marta Rosa Alvarado, Ana Roque Mulero, Arlene García Rosario, Laneyshka Giselle Tirado Rivera and Rosaura Rivera Vázquez, Lourdes del Carmen Cuevas Natal, Mercedes Duarte Rosario, Yomaira Hernández Martínez, Thyndia Cruz, Yashira Serra Santiago, and Rosselly Cintrón Torres.

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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