Tania Hernández Cervantes

I Want to Live

Tania Hernández Cervantes is a Mexican writer currently living in Toronto, where she is completing a doctorate in environmental studies at York University. Her poem “I Want to Live” is a homage to Marisela Escobedo, murdered on December 16, 2010 in Ciudad Juárez for calling for justice in the case of her daughter, Rubí, after the decision of a Mexican court that released her killer in spite of the evidence against him, including a confession in open court. The case of Marisela and her daughter is one of the many tragedies resulting from the violence against women in Ciudad Juárez and the impunity currently afflicting the Mexican justice system.

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