Nov 16, 2011

Human Rights: Mexico nun is crusader for rights amid drug violence

The impressive story of a nun leading a struggle to find justice for human rights abuses in Monterrey, Mexico. "Sister Consuelo Morales, a 63-year-old Roman Catholic nun, is one of Mexico's most indefatigable and effective defenders of human rights. As the country staggers into a sixth year of drug war violence, Sister Consuelo (as her colleagues call her) has more work than ever.

... Sister Consuelo was in Los Angeles to receive an award from the New York-based Human Rights Watch in a ceremony Tuesday night. The Alison Des Forges Award "celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others," according to Human Rights Watch." read more

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