Panel discusses gender and politics in the Andes

first_imgSubject of the documentaries “Soy Andina” and “Soy Andina II: The Return,” Nelida Silva spoke alongside associate producer of both films, Doris Loayza, and associate political science professor Guillermo Trejo in a panel discussion that examined local politics and gender in rural Peru.Silva said she was born and raised in the rural Andean town of Llamellin, Peru but moved to New York when she was young and lived there for 20 years. In New York, Silva said she worked as an accountant before eventually returning to her hometown.“I decided to back to my village to teach women, so they could earn some money,” she said.Silva said she was proposed as a candidate for mayor of Llamellin, though she initially struggled to decide whether or not to run for office.“I wasn’t sure,” she said. “Candidates are seen as corrupt people.”The documentary “Soy Andina II: The Return” details Silva’s campaign to be mayor. Silva said she ran on a platform of economic development and ultimately lost the election.Traditional gender roles often deter women from becoming involved in politics, but her candidacy demonstrates women’s capabilities, Silva said.“Despite the macho system, which is dominated by males, there is more space for women,” she said. “However, there were more receptive young people — some men, too, but not those who had a [stake] in politics.”Loayza said producing a movie featuring Silva’s political campaign was an arduous task that presented constant challenges, especially in terms of objectivity.“My role was not easy,” Loayza said. “We had to be objective.”Loayza said making two films about the same place brought about some challenges, especially concerning the locals’ perceptions of the documentaries.“The townspeople were developing the idea that the footage from the town was going to be big and disseminated internationally, which made it hard,” she said.Trejo said the film almost never discusses the country of Peru at large because Peruvian politics has a “more local dimension.”“There’s this idea that you leave but you never leave,” he said, “We are living in a reality with the question of universal citizenship. We are not trees. You don’t belong to one place.”According to Trejo, Silva’s gender played an integral role in the success of her campaign.“[Silva] was facing two enemies: political machines and the question of gender,” Trejo said. “It was interesting and infuriating. It is hard for a woman to be heard — not to speak up, because she was, but the audience wasn’t listening. It doesn’t matter if you have the [microphone].”Tags: Documentary, Peru, soy andinalast_img read more

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal purse, salaries: How much money will they make at UFC 251?

first_imgJorge Masvidal said this week he needed a hefty monetary promise to fight at UFC 251, and he had all of the leverage to improve his payout when asked to replace Gilbert Burns in the main event against Kamaru Usman.His positioning helped him secure a multifight contract with UFC, which he told ESPN has satisfied his desires. What is Jorge Masvidal’s net worth?Like Usman, Masvidal’s net worth is difficult to pin down, mostly because knowledge of his endorsement deals and outside business pursuits is limited. His base career earnings from fights, though, are about $2.6 million.Kamaru Usman’s career fight recordUsman holds a 16-1-0 career record with his lone pro loss coming by submission in 2013. Since that defeat, he’s racked up three title fight wins and 15 straight victories overall. In 2019, he defeated Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.Jorge Masvidal’s career fight recordMasvidal is 35-13-0 in his career and enters Saturday night on a three fight unbeaten streak. His last bout came against Nate Diaz, whom he defeated by TKO last November. Usman, meanwhile, is trying to ride the momentum of a 15 fight win streak in which he’s blossomed into a high-earning fighter in his own right.Here is a financial breakdown for the UFC 251 main event:Usman vs. Masvidal fight purse, prize moneyWhile the fight purse won’t be announced until after the event, we do know the earnings each fighter has received in recent appearances to get an idea of the incentives at UFC 251.Usman earned $550,000 for his UFC 245 title victory over Colby Covington last December and $350,000 for his UFC 235 victory over Tyron Woodley last March.Masvidal has earned a shade over $1 million across his past three contests, including $520,000 from his TKO win over Nate Diaz last year. This is his first UFC title fight.It’s expected, then, that each will earn at least $500,000 for appearing at UFC 251.What is Kamaru Usman’s net worth?There is no reputable estimate for Usman’s overall net worth, but his base career earnings from fights are about $1.5 million.last_img read more