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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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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
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Mexican environmental secretariat denies permit to Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver for expansion of San José mine

The Mexican Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has denied an environmental permit requested by Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, a subsidiary of the Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines for its proposed San José II project. Mongabay has previously reported: “According to the last MIA that the company delivered in September 2020, they intend to continue with their gold and silver extraction…
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26 julio, 2021
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Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca denounces Anthropologie for plagiarizing indigenous textile designs

This year, Anthropologie began selling on their website a pair of shorts called “Daily Practice by Anthropologie Marka Embroidered Shorts” which contains graphic designs that “undeniably copy the Xaam Nïxuy blouse” an artisan-made, embroidered blouse which originates from the indigenous Mixe community of Santa María Tlahuitoltepec in Oaxaca, Mexico. In response, the town’s Municipal Government published an official statement on…
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24 junio, 2021
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Sign the petition: Organizations, communities and local authorities demand security for the community of Paso de la Reyna, Oaxaca 

Today, on Earth Day, organizations and communities publish a declaration demanding security for the community of Paso de la Reyna, Oaxaca and showing their solidarity for this community currently under threat. “Paso de la Reyna, Oaxaca is experiencing a wave of violence, in three months five inhabitants have been assassinated, two of them members of the Council of People United…
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22 abril, 2021