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Death threats. Harassment. Intimidation. For New Mexico women, a life in politics can bring all three.

Death threats. Harassment. Intimidation. For New Mexico women, a life in politics can bring all three.

by Susanna Space, Searchlight New Mexico One Wednesday morning in April, Las Cruces City Councilor Johana Bencomo sat in a federal courtroom, watching with concern as a man was arraigned for making a death threat against her. “Stupid little bitch, get suicidal,” he had growled into her voicemail. “’Cause I…
May 30, 2024

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