Dr. Bertha Muñoz was a medical doctor and a tenured university professor at the Benito Juarez Autonomous University in Oaxaca. As an active member of a healthcare workers union, she provided medical care during the 2006 Oaxacan social movement. She also played a spontaneous role in Radio Universidad by opening up the microphone to public discontent with a clear message. She became known as “Doctora Escopeta” (Dr. Shotgun). Dr. Bertha had to leave Oaxaca and even Mexico in exile after the 2006 uprising out of fear for her life and well being. She returned to Oaxaca from exile on November 25th, 2008. This short video documents the moment.
Dr. Bertha passed away on July 26th, 2013. Rest In Power Doctora Escopeta!
“Dr. Bertha Muñoz “La Doctora Escopeta 25 de Noviembre, 2008”
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