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A visionary’s dream for a violence-free land

Editor’s note: In continuing our series on gender and violence issues, Frontera NorteSur offers the second of two articles on a New Mexico community organization that struggles against domestic violence in the Spanish-speaking immigrant community.

Kent Paterson | Frontera NorteSur

Claudia Medina had little inkling of how her life path would change when she came to New Mexico a quarter-century ago. An older sister who had already settled in Santa Fe told her that the University of New Mexico (UNM) down the road in Albuquerque would be a good place for a Spanish-speaker to pursue graduate studies while mastering English.

Immigrant women rise against domestic violence

Editor’s note: In continuing our series on gender violence issues, Frontera NorteSur offers the first of two articles on a New Mexico community organization that struggles against domestic violence in the Spanish-speaking immigrant community.

Kent Paterson | Frontera NorteSur

Off a busy Albuquerque boulevard, one of the city’s most vital services goes on quietly with its work. Now 13 years old, Enlace Communitario, or Community Link, works non-stop to prevent and resolve domestic violence among the Duke City’s large, Spanish-speaking immigrant population.

Alleged fight with wife lands man in jail

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

Francisco Gonzales

A Chaparral man who said he was the victim of domestic violence after being burned with boiling water, faces multiple charges for allegedly trying to strangle his wife, stab her with a crucifix and burn down the couple’s house.

At 6 p.m. on Nov. 28, Francisco Gonzales, 37, allegedly got into an argument with his wife after she came home. The argument concerned two telephone calls she received, which he believed were from another man. His wife, who said the calls were from her insurance company, would not hand over the phone. A fight ensued and continued for several hours.

Chaparral man accused of beating girlfriend

Jonathan Hay

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

Working with the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Doña Ana County sheriff’s investigators say a man is in custody after allegedly battering his girlfriend, leaving her with several facial fractures, head injuries and bruises.

Woman allegedly stabbed boyfriend for refusing to buy beer

Alexa Monet Rodriguez

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

A Farmington man who moved to Las Cruces three months ago with his girlfriend was allegedly stabbed once in the arm after he refused to buy her more beer.

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies were called out at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to a home in the 9500 block of Butterfield Boulevard after the alleged altercation.

Investigators say Alexa Monet Rodriguez, 22, became enraged when her boyfriend would not buy her another 40-ounce bottle of beer.

Estranged husband charged with kidnapping

Las Cruces Police Department

Samuel L. Stubbs

Witnesses to a Tuesday morning incident are being credited with helping police rescue a woman who was abducted, at gunpoint, by her estranged husband, police said.

Samuel L. Stubbs, 28, is charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated assault against a household member, battery against a household member and tampering with evidence.

Man wanted in beating turns self in

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department

Gutierrez

Edgar Gutierrez, who was wanted last week on charges of aggravated battery, turned himself in to Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Investigators earlier this morning, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Investigators charged Gutierrez with aggravated battery on a household member, a third-degree felony, after he allegedly threw his ex-girlfriend to the ground and kicked her repeatedly.

Juárez cops arrest wife in man’s beating

Rio Grande Digital

Tania Esmeralda Méndez Reyes

City police in Juárez arrested a woman Sunday for allegedly beating her husband and slashing his arm with a broken bottle because he failed to follow her orders, according to a city news release and various media reports.

Officers were on patrol in the colonia Durango when they were approached by a bruised and bleeding man who asked for help because, he alleged, wife had attacked him.

Police went to the home and arrested the woman, Tania Esmeralda Méndez Reyes, 27, who reportedly admitted to attacking the man because he ignored her orders.  Juárez media reported that woman was trying to get her husband to do some house cleaning.

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