Valentineâ€™s Day / DÃa del Amor
Women dance with each other during a Valentineâ€™s Day Party held by "OrganizaciÃ³n Princesa DonajÃ," a group organized 15 years ago to finance womenâ€™s businesses in Oaxaca. Almost all of the women at the meeting have family members in the United States and many of the women are the breadwinners of the family. The groupâ€™s leader, Licenciada Lilia Mendoza says: "Machismo is very strong, particularly here in Oaxaca. The culture is that the women don't have any rights. The women are now the bosses of the family. They now know that they have value, and they value themselves."