Feminist writer and anti-violence activist Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most prominent investigative journalists. She is also a public figure renowned for her political courage. In recent years, as Mexico’s “war on drugs” has escalated and social violence soared, journalism has become an increasingly dangerous vocation in that country. Like many journalists, Cacho has received numerous death threats over the years, frequently backed up by direct attacks.
Ben Carniol is Scholar in Residence with the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Aboriginal Field of Study at Wilfrid Laurier University and Professor Emeritus at Ryerson University. He is also a social activist. He authored the first six editions of Case Critical.