Alice Driver is a freelance journalist and translator based in Mexico City whose work focuses on migration, human rights and gender equality.
As Mexico prepares for elections, 113 political candidates and eight journalists have been murdered since the election process began last September. According to a recent report on political violence, 72 percent of the violence targeted opposition candidates.
The 43-year-old Cáceres was killed in 2016 by gunmen who entered her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. She had fought against a dam project from Desarrollos Energéticos S.A., or DESA, that was to be built along the Gualcarque River, considered sacred to her indigenous Lenca people.
Daniela Vega, like other members of the trans community in Latin America, has spent a lifetime navigating both the gendered Spanish language and laws that refuse to recognize her identity.