A Latina wants Amnesty International to establish in Alaska
by carlos matías
U.S. Latino equal rights activist, Angie Munos, wants Amnesty International to set up shop in Alaska to support Latinos in their needs.
Until now, Amnesty International (AI) has had a limited presence. But Angie Munos tells Sol de Medianoche that she is preparing to participate in the AI USA Annual Convention, which is scheduled for Friday, March 3 in San Diego, California.
Angie Munos wants to point out the shortcomings of civil rights for Latinos in Alaska and says she is compiling cases of abuse and lack of protection. I will expose discrimination against Latinos,” she said. “I will work hard to make laws that better protect Latinos and other minorities and collectives. I have also sent letters to our political representatives.” Angie Munos recounts that two years ago her mother and she were attacked in their home, and as a result her mother is disabled and Angie has scars on her neck and face. “We called 911 and no one knew how to assist me in Spanish. Then the Justice and health authorities discriminated against me for being Latina. I want there to be a service of lawyers, doctors, social assistance, help to get a job and to learn English,” she says.
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