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Human Rights in Oaxaca “Citizen Report: An Unpaid Debt”

Ver en español The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in…
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9 octubre, 2013
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A Mine, a Movement and a Town Divided

In Mexico, local resistance to Canadian mining companies is growing as the industry booms. Paulina Agripina Vásquez Sánchez stared out across her family's modest patch of arid land in the mid-May dustbowl of the Ocotlán Valley, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The less-than-ideal farming conditions in San José del Progreso are low on Paulina's radar though, as she…
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2 octubre, 2013
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Human Rights Defenders in Oaxaca at Risk of Grave and Imminent Violence

PRESS RELEASE (September 30, 2013 | Washington, DC) In response to a surge in attacks against human rights defenders and journalists in the Mexican State of Oaxaca, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) sent a letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto appealing for immediate action to protect those who defend human rights in their communities. The…
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1 octubre, 2013
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Supplies reach Paso de la Reina

Since yesterday there is an entrance via land to the community of Paso de la Reina. The community have also received provisions from the following organisations, persons and institutions: from the Parroquia de Jamiltepec, the inhabitants of Paso that live in Jamiltepec, from the federal delegate Delfina Guzmán (PRD), EDUCA and CEE, and 470 provisions from SEDESOH. Leonor Díaz Santos, from…
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19 septiembre, 2013
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Paso de la Reyna, standing and organizing for humanitarian aid–PARTICIPATE

Residents of Paso de la Reyna are standing, working and organizing themselves.  The community, through its own efforts, is carrying out "tequios" (unpaid community works and service)--cleaning up (after the flood) and a team of young people left this Monday to obtain food and supplies in the municipal center of Santiago Jamiltepec, and had food for the community today.  They…
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19 septiembre, 2013
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Community Defenders Celebrate 4th Anniversary Blockade of Proposed Hydroelectric Project on Oaxacan Coast

Note: This photo essay is dedicated to the memory of community defender and environmental activist Noé Vázquez, who was brutally murdered on Aug. 2, 2013 as he was preparing for his hosting of the opening ceremony for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Mexican Movement of Men and Women Affected by Dams and in the Defense of Rivers (MAPDER) http://www.mapder.lunasexta.org. Text and photos…
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9 septiembre, 2013