“They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains. On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States.
Satya is a journalist with BreakThrough News, an independent media platform in the United States highlighting the untold stories of the resistance of poor and working-class communities. She is also a writer for Liberation News. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is a community organizer and a recent nursing school graduate.