You can read 9 more articles this month
INVESTIGATIONS are under way following the brutal murder of Chilean photojournalist Albertina Martinez Burgos, who was found dead in her Santiago home last Thursday.
She had been beaten and stabbed, while her recent photographs were stolen during the attack.
Ms Burgos had documented government repression of the protests against right-wing President Sebastien Pinera. She had focused particularly on violence against women.
Prosecutor Deborah Quintana said: “We have to wait for the autopsy, but we are clearly investigating an alleged homicide.”
The feminist movement Ni Una Menos demanded answers and for the causes of her death to be clarified.
“Do not forget her name, let's not forget her face,” the group said.
Her death follows that of Daniela “La Mimo” Carrasco, the street artist who had become a symbol of the protests. She was found hanged last month with her body showing evidence of rape and beatings.
Thousands have been arrested and scores killed as Chilean authorities clamped down on peaceful protests which started over a rise in metro fares but have since broadened to opposition to neoliberalism.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.