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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 accompanied Educa Oaxaca opposes a new permit for the Vancouver-based Fortuna mine in San José del Progreso

On July 27, the Oaxacan Collective in Defence of the Territories posted this statement that reports that the Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., has submitted an environmental impact assessment (MIA) for approval by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). That MIA, which has not yet been approved by SEMARNAT, seeks a…
Comunicacion
18 agosto, 2020
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Oaxaca: Renovation Works on Trans-Isthmus Train in Tehuantepec Still Suspended

On July 5th, it was decided at a meeting in San Juan Guichicovi in ​​which more than 300 ejidatarios and Jose Sanchez, director of the Tehuantepec Railroad (FIT) participated,  that the remodeling works for the rehabilitation and modernization of the section of the Trans-Isthmus train in the Tehuantepec would continue to be suspended until there are consultations and attention to the demands…
Comunicacion
7 julio, 2020
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Women, Community, and Territory: Indigenous women mark March 8 in Oaxaca

Women across Oaxaca united on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.  In the community of San Cristóbal Amoltepec, indigenous women from rural Zapotec and Mixtec communities in the Central Valley, the Mixteca, and Coast of Oaxaca came together to create a dialogue among women who live in territories threatened by extractive projects.  The event began and ended with a…
Comunicacion
11 marzo, 2020
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Indigenous communities win legal battles against mining in Oaxaca

Mining interests in Oaxaca are finding that Indigenous communities are not giving up their land without a fight. On February 2, local authorities from Capulálpam de Méndez, in the Sierra Juarez region of Oaxaca held a press conference to celebrate the cancelation of mining concessions in their territory.  The decision was part of a drawn out legal battle that started…
Comunicacion
12 febrero, 2020
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New microsite: Communities of Oaxaca reject mining projects by celebrating life

EDUCA is proud to present a brand new microsite about creativity and resistance to the threat of mining in Oaxaca. It includes video, radio, infographics and original reporting in Spanish and English. This year, Indigenous Zapotec communities recuperated the popular, collective spirit of the Guelaguetza and organized their own “Guelaguetza against Mining” to celebrate 10 years of resistance to extractive…
Comunicacion
16 diciembre, 2019
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On the Day of Indigenous Resistance, communities of Oaxaca demand respect for their autonomy

On October 12, the Day of Indigenous, Black and Popular Resistance, dozens of native peoples and communities gathered in Oaxaca City to commemorate 527 years defending their territories, cultures, languages and ways of life. This year’s event was organized in response to a call from Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress to honor the memory of Samir Flores Soberanes, an Indigenous activist…
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24 octubre, 2019