Power, Politics, Democracy, Autonomy
Wistrcil, Siegrid, Connexions
(Translated from "VI. Feministischer Kongre[Beta] in Lateinamerika/Karibik. Den rebellischen Charakter bewahren ...." by Siegrid Wistrcil, in Frauensolidaritat, Austrian feminist international quarterly, Number 46, 4/1993.)
Maintaining the Rebellious Character
Since 1981, the feminists of Latin America have been meeting. This year, 1200 women came together from October 30. to November 5. in Costa del Sol, El Salvador, to discuss the progress and problems of the feminist movement. It was a conference full of contradictions, and strongly shaped by objective difficulties.
Due to the threats and virulent campaign that was launched by the government and the opposition of the Right of El Salvador against the conference and against the women, paralyzing anticipation and nervous uncertainty lay over the event. On the day of arrival, about 50 women were detained for 7 hours at the San Salvador airport, and only due to the pressure and protest by the gradually arriving additional one hundred women could they obtain an entry permit. In Mexico, the Cuban delegation was refused their visa and …
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Publication information: Article title: Power, Politics, Democracy, Autonomy. Contributors: Wistrcil, Siegrid - Author. Magazine title: Connexions. Issue: 45 Publication date: Spring 1994. Page number: 8+. © 1993 People's Translation Service. COPYRIGHT 1994 Gale Group.
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