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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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No reproductive justice for pregnant indigenous women in Mexico

In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not advanced enough and no doctor was available to help her. Irma, who is Indigenous, spoke little Spanish and was unable to communicate how advanced her labor…
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18 marzo, 2014
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Justice for San Jose del Progreso – Civilian Observation Mission Report

In the early months of 2012, two members of the Coordinator of the United Peoples of Ocotlán Valley—Bernardo Vázquez Sánchez and Bernardo Méndez Vázquez—were murdered after participating in seven year of opposition to the presence of the Cuzcatlán-Fortuna Silver Mines Company. Concerned about the growth in the conflict, different civil society organizations held a civilian observation and human rights mission…
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10 marzo, 2014
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Oaxaca: Harassment and death-threats directed against members of the Democratic Civic Union of Neighborhoods Colonies and Communities

On 15 February, Eva Lucero Rivero Ortiz, a human-rights defender and spokesperson for the Democratic Civic Union of Neighborhoods Colonies and Communities (UCIDEBACC), received two death-threats to her cell phone after having participated in a meeting with Oaxaca state officials. The previous day, other members of UCIDEBACC, María Dolores Merino Ortiz, Reina Clavel Tapia, Cinthia Narciso Bernal, and a minor,…
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5 marzo, 2014
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After The Plantones: Looking Back On An Autumn Of Struggle In Mexico City

The papers on every news kiosk in Mexico City in late August, 2013, blared denunciations: "Imagine - Mexico Without Soccer!" screamed one newspaper. Pictures of crying children stuck outside of a stadium clutching the colors of their favorite team were plastered on the front page of another paper. The target of the media's ire was the National Coordinator of Education…
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6 febrero, 2014
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Who We Are

WHAT IS EDUCA? AREAS OF WORK BOARD   WHAT IS EDUCA EDUCA is a non-governmental organisation based in the city of Oaxaca. It was founded in 1994 and conducted as a civil association since July 1994. EDUCA is a non profit organisation fostering democracy and development in Oaxacan communities, promoting justice, equality and social participation in order to achieve an…
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14 enero, 2014
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Mexican mine opponents held incommunicado

Early in the morning of Thursday 5 December, two residents of the small Zapotec town San José del Progreso, located in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, disappeared. It is presumed they were detained by federal agents, reports local NGO the Oaxacan Collective in Defence of Territories. The detainees are identified as Olegario Víctor Ruiz Martínez and his wife Salomé García López. They…
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9 diciembre, 2013