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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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Stopping violence against land defenders, main challenge for 2023: environmentalists

Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous places for environmental and land defenders, according to the Global Witness report published in September 2022. From 2012 to 2021, the country registered 154 lethal aggressions against defenders; 131 of them occurred between 2017 and 2021. Only in 2021, Mexico became the most violent nation against those who defend the environment and…
EDUCA Comunicación
13 enero, 2023
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Oaxaca, the most dangerous state to defend human rights

Mexico is suffering a crisis of violence and impunity, 141 human rights defenders have been murdered , 17 disappeared in four years. This total of murders, dating  from the beginning of the six-year term in December 2018 until November 2022, includes 19 women, 8 people of diversity, as well as 114 men. The states of Oaxaca with 34, Guerrero with…
EDUCA Comunicación
12 diciembre, 2022
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Filogonio Martínez Merino, former local authority of Paso de la Reyna and defender of the Río Verde, Oaxaca, was murdered

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Filogonio Martínez Merino, former local authority of Paso de la Reyna, belonging to the municipality of Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, was murdered in the community of Piedra Blanca, located between Paso de la Reyna and La Humedad of the same municipality. Filogonio Martínez Merino was  commissioner of the community land of Paso de la Reyna…
EDUCA Comunicación
27 octubre, 2022
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PBI Mexico, 20 years of weaving care

Peace Brigades International has released its Annual Report that highlights its 20 years of accompanying human rights defenders in Mexico It is not easy to explain what 20 years of work mean for Peace Brigades International's Project in Mexico. Many metaphors came to mind when we tried: People crossing paths, stories, dialogues, jobs, will, heart and emotions which interlace between…
EDUCA Comunicación
3 octubre, 2022
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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…
EDUCA Comunicación
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…
EDUCA Comunicación
28 abril, 2022