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19 May

MALLIKA SRINVASIS: INDIA’S TRACTOR QUEEN

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In recent times, women have been able to take bold steps towards becoming different and making an impact in their generation by taking on unique roles which before now was exclusive to men. These women put in their time, resources and energy, not neglecting their core roles as wife and mother,and have recorded some level of success in their pursuit for a better more fulfilling life. Mallika Srinvasis is a perfect example of a woman who has made a strong mark in a male dominated industry. She is known as the “tractor queen”. Blessed with good parents, and a father who always encouraged her to focus on her studies. Growing up, Mallika was always full of determination. She was known to be...
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19 May

Denise Eugenia Dresser Guerra- Creating Academic Pathways for Latin American Women

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Denise Dresser has a degree in international relations at El Colegio de México, and master's and doctorate in political science at Princeton University. She is a specialist in political science and is a professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) where she has taught courses on contemporary Mexican politics and comparative politics since 1991. She is the author of numerous articles about contemporary Mexican politics and relations between Mexico-United States. In 2009 she won the National Journalism Award in the category of best feature article with Open letter to Carlos Slim, along with journalist Carmen Aristegui and writer Carlos Monsiváis, the award is presented annually by the City Council of National Award Journalism "under the premises of autonomy, independence,...
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19 May

A Story of Survival: One Woman’s Journey after a Flesh-Eating Disease

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By: Jennifer Johnson After 30 surgeries, one woman is talking about the medical procedure that literally helped to make her whole again There was a reunion on the third floor of Strong Memorial Hospital in April that many did not think would happen. Many did not think patient Kate Clemont of Webster would live - including some of her doctors. "It was very, very aggressive. I didn't think she was going to survive," said URMC plastic surgeon Dr. Derek Bell. Kate is a married mom of two. She was adopted, lost her father to cancer and her son Jack has autism. Kate coaches others through these life scenarios and has done a lot to empower the local autism community. "The Kate that went into hospital was very...
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19 May

Striking Nurses in Delicate Condition

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Nine nurses in Chiapas are in delicate condition after launching a hunger strike May 1 when negotiations with state health authorities went off the rails. The strike, the second in two months by Chiapas nurses, is to call for the reinstatement of laid-off coworkers, payments to suppliers and the resupply of the medical clinics where they work. They claim the state government failed to live up to the agreement made after the first hunger strike, which came to an end April 15. The striking nurses have set up their camp once again at the entrance of the Rafael Pascacio Gamboa hospital in the state capital of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Spokeswoman María Espinoza reported that the health of her colleagues is “delicate,” and that all are...
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