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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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The Mexican State is not effectively protecting environmental defenders

70% of defenders killed in Mexico in 2020 defended territory and the environment. On January 23, 2021, the lifeless body of Fidel Heras Cruz was found with gunshot wounds inside his truck at the entrance to the La Esperanza community, Jamiltepec municipality. Previously, the defender had received threats for his work defending the Río Verde. Two days earlier, on January…
EDUCA Comunicación
22 marzo, 2021
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Petition condemning assassination of water protector Fidel Heras Cruz in Oaxaca, México

Sign the petition condemning the assassination of water protector Fidel Heras Cruz in Oaxaca, Mexico. Fidel received threats for opposing extraction from the Río Verde. We demand a full investigation of his murder. Firma la Acción Urgente: Condenamos el crimen del defensor comunitario Fidel Heras Cruz More information in english: UN slams killing of anti dam activist in southern Mexico…
EDUCA Comunicación
29 enero, 2021
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PBI-Mexico monitors highway blockade in opposition to Canadian mine in Oaxaca

On December 14, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted on its Facebook page: “Today we are monitoring the situation in Valles Centrales de Oaxaca, where the No to Mining for a Future of All Front is mobilizing to demand immediate audience with Maria Luisa Albores Gonzalez, Director of the Media Secretariat Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), to solve the problems…
EDUCA Comunicación
17 diciembre, 2020
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PBI-Mexico accompanied Educa Oaxaca opposes a new permit for the Vancouver-based Fortuna mine in San José del Progreso

On July 27, the Oaxacan Collective in Defence of the Territories posted this statement that reports that the Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., has submitted an environmental impact assessment (MIA) for approval by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). That MIA, which has not yet been approved by SEMARNAT, seeks a…
EDUCA Comunicación
18 agosto, 2020
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Oaxaca: Renovation Works on Trans-Isthmus Train in Tehuantepec Still Suspended

On July 5th, it was decided at a meeting in San Juan Guichicovi in ​​which more than 300 ejidatarios and Jose Sanchez, director of the Tehuantepec Railroad (FIT) participated,  that the remodeling works for the rehabilitation and modernization of the section of the Trans-Isthmus train in the Tehuantepec would continue to be suspended until there are consultations and attention to the demands…
EDUCA Comunicación
7 julio, 2020
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Women, Community, and Territory: Indigenous women mark March 8 in Oaxaca

Women across Oaxaca united on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.  In the community of San Cristóbal Amoltepec, indigenous women from rural Zapotec and Mixtec communities in the Central Valley, the Mixteca, and Coast of Oaxaca came together to create a dialogue among women who live in territories threatened by extractive projects.  The event began and ended with a…
EDUCA Comunicación
11 marzo, 2020