medinaSalvadora Medina Onrubia (1894 - July 20, 1972), also known as The Red Venus, was an Argentinian anarchist feminist, a journalist, playwright, and novelist; she married radical editor Natalio Botana, and wrote for the anarchist journal La Protesta and many others. She campaigned for political prisoners, including Simon Radowitzky, who killed the police chief responsible for the 1909 police violence against workers during Red Week in Buenos Aires.

Salvadora Medina Onrubia was born in Argentina in 1894 in La Plata, Argentina and died in 1972 in Buenos Aires.

At the age of 15 she embraced the cause of the young anarchist from Russia, Simon Radowitzky. After this assassinated the Federal Capital Police Chief, Ramón Falcón, she made arrangements with President Hipólito Yrigoyen to release him. Since she failed, it helped his escape. But then he was captured again, and Salvadora helped to pardon him.

In 1918, she began his literary activity. She was a contributor to La Nación, El Hogar, Caras y Caretas and other publications. Author of several dramatic pieces and propeller of the children's theater.

In 1915, she married Natalio Botana, the creator of the newspaper Crítica, which she directed between 1946 and 1951 after the death of her husband.

In 1931 José Felix Uriburu closed the newspaper and imprisoned the couple. A group of intellectuals asked Uriburu for her "magnanimity" for her "triple condition of woman, poet and mother".


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