And the activist, educator and video artist María Victoria Maldonado has died at the age of 54. Victoria produced documentaries about social movements in Latin America, telling stories the corporate media often avoided or distorted. She helped reveal the impact of U.S. policy in her native Colombia. She was also a pioneer in the use of media as a therapeutic tool for sick children and their families, working at Mount Sinai in New York for 25 years. Victoria died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her daughter Kerabania; her son Nemo, a former Democracy Now! video fellow; and her husband, Mario Murillo.