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An information service administered by the Oaxaca NGO Educa A.C. We cover human rights, Indigenous land defense and struggles for democratization in southern Mexico, with an emphasis on grassroots voices.

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PBI-Mexico amplifies No to Mining Front statement in opposition to the actions of Canadian mining company Fortuna Silver in Oaxaca

On June 23, PBI-Mexico tweeted this excerpt of a statement from the No to Mining Front for a Future of All in opposition to the action of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines and its subsidiary Cuzcatlán in Oaxaca, Mexico: “These actions of the company constitute a serious crime against the communities, since they are carrying out actions against the decisions that…
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23 junio, 2022
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IPRI: Annual Report on Criminalization, Violence, and Impunity against Indigenous Peoples

Mexico is plagued with social inequality, severe violence with alarming levels of murders, forced displacements and disappearances in a framework of macro- criminality and State neglect. In this context, indigenous communities live in a situation where inequality, poverty, violence and impunity deepen and escalate. The condition particularly affects those who defend their collective rights to territories and self-determination against industrial…
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28 abril, 2022
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Community-Based Human Rights Impact Assessment of Canadian Mine in Oaxaca

San José mining project. Report on the violation of human rights in the communities of Ocotlán, Ejutla and Tlacolula, Oaxaca Executive Summary This report assesses the impact on human rights of the “San José” and “San José II” mining projects belonging to the Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán SA de CV – a subsidiary of Fortuna Silver Mines (FSM) – in the…
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29 marzo, 2022
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Threats received by No to Mining Front opposed to Canadian mine in Oaxaca, Mexico

On October 11, the No to Mining Front issued this statement saying that they had received threats during a mobilization demanding the cancellation of the Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines/ Cuzcatlán San José mining project. The mobilization involved setting up blockades on Federal Highway 175 in the vicinity of Magdalena Ocotlán and Monte del Toro. Educa Oaxaca reports: At 11 a.m.,…
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13 octubre, 2021
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Their names and their movements: 91 humans rights defenders who’ve been murdered in Mexico during the past 2.5 years of President AMLO’s term

Human rights defenders in Mexico face grave risks for their involvement in social movements and the defense of their territories and rights. As part of a country-wide effort to monitor and analyze this situation, EDUCA A.C. has tracked all the cases of murders of individuals who were identified as human rights defenders and whose deaths were denounced by human rights…
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30 julio, 2021
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Oaxaca: Six Months Demanding Justice for Paso de la Reyna

On July 27th, the Network of Community Defenders of the Peoples of Oaxaca, REDECOM, and the Council of Peoples United for the Defense of the Rio Verde, COPUDEVER, published the statement “Six months demanding Justice in Paso de la Reyna” in which they announced that their demand for justice for their five murdered fellow defenders (Fidel, Jaime, Noe, Gerardo, Raymundo)…
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30 julio, 2021