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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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In the face of attacks, civil society supports UNOSJO’s work

Some 120 civil organizations from all over the country support the work of the Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juárez de Oaxaca SC (UNOSJO), based in Guelatao, in the face of the attacks suffered by this organization. On March 14 and 15, 2021, a group of citizens and community members of Ixtlán de Juárez invaded the land where the…
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23 marzo, 2021
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The Mexican State is not effectively protecting environmental defenders

70% of defenders killed in Mexico in 2020 defended territory and the environment. On January 23, 2021, the lifeless body of Fidel Heras Cruz was found with gunshot wounds inside his truck at the entrance to the La Esperanza community, Jamiltepec municipality. Previously, the defender had received threats for his work defending the Río Verde. Two days earlier, on January…
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22 marzo, 2021
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Petition condemning assassination of water protector Fidel Heras Cruz in Oaxaca, México

Sign the petition condemning the assassination of water protector Fidel Heras Cruz in Oaxaca, Mexico. Fidel received threats for opposing extraction from the Río Verde. We demand a full investigation of his murder. Firma la Acción Urgente: Condenamos el crimen del defensor comunitario Fidel Heras Cruz More information in english: UN slams killing of anti dam activist in southern Mexico…
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29 enero, 2021
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PBI-Mexico monitors highway blockade in opposition to Canadian mine in Oaxaca

On December 14, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted on its Facebook page: “Today we are monitoring the situation in Valles Centrales de Oaxaca, where the No to Mining for a Future of All Front is mobilizing to demand immediate audience with Maria Luisa Albores Gonzalez, Director of the Media Secretariat Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), to solve the problems…
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17 diciembre, 2020
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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…
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18 agosto, 2020