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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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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
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Communities oppose wind projects

Companies start work without consulting indigenous peoples on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The wind hasn’t stopped blowing on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the southern state of Oaxaca. Night and day it rustles leaves, sweeps across the sea and spins the blades of wind turbines. To drive wind energy production in this Mexican region, in 2004 the U.S. Department of…
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15 noviembre, 2013
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Remembering Brad Will in Mexico

Written by Santiago Navarro F., Translation by Clayton Conn William Bradley Roland, aka Brad Will, an independent journalist from Indymedia New York went to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca in 2006. Like many other alternative or independent media producers, Will sought to break the media siege that the mass media had created, which downplayed or reduced the number of…
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12 noviembre, 2013
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Mexico: San Sebastián Bachajón, Six Months after the Assassination of Juan Vázquez Guzmán

“Although the rulers do not like it, we will continue defending our territory because this is where we come from, and we are not leaving despite their repression and corruption" say the ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, who denounce the murder with impunity of their leader Juan Vázquez Guzmán, and request the intervention of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation…
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25 octubre, 2013
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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