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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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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
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Human rights a third class passenger on Mexico’s train

When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto came to power a year ago, he was the new face of the old Partido Revolucionario Institucional, the political machinery that dominated the country for more than 70 years. With his carefully built image of a dynamic young professional, Peña Nieto started his term in office by launching multiple reform initiatives, covering numerous aspects of…
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6 diciembre, 2013
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Mexico’s Energy Reform Will Be Controlled By NAFTA

La Jornada: Alejandro Nadal*A long list of irregularities marked Peña Nieto's arrival at the Presidency. He took office by making a demagogic speech. The record of his first year in office is negative on all issues, particularly economics and security. Now he seeks, by all means, to impose on the country one of the most tragic reforms in our entire…
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4 diciembre, 2013
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Nafta limping toward its 20th anniversary

Nafta is limping toward its 20th anniversary with a beat-up image and a bad track record. Recent polls show that the majority of the U.S. people favors “leaving” or “renegotiating” the model trade agreement. While much has been said about its impact on U.S. job loss and eroding labor conditions, some of the most severe impacts of Nafta have been felt south of the border. Nafta…
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25 noviembre, 2013