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Violence against Women and Monuments

By MATT SEDDON Mexico City’s Angel of Independence Monument is now covered with political graffiti. It is now both a witness to the hopes that come with independence and to the lack of independence women in Mexico have due to violence. The protests that included spray painting the Angel were instigated by allegations of horrendous rapes of underage girls by

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Ara Pacis Mexicana

By MATT SEDDON In 13 B.C., the Roman Emperor Augustus built an altar to peace on the outskirts of Rome. He had just returned from squashing resistance to the empire in what is now Spain and France. The altar – called the Ara Pacis Augustae – was beautifully carved with images that reinforced Roman notions of the Pax Romana, the

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