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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
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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