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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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Waste overflows at Canadian mine in Oaxaca, threatening dozens of communities

Indigenous and farming communities say Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines is responsible for environmental contamination and increased violence in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico. Heavy rains caused the overflow of a tailings dam operated by Canadian company Fortuna Silver Mines in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Sunday, October 7, contaminating the Coyote Creek and threatening the primary source…
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16 octubre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 6: Land, Territory and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights record in November, civil society organizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation, from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: Between 2016 and 2017, the UN argued that Mexico’s legal,…
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16 octubre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 5: Journalism and Freedom of Speech

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights record in November, civil society organizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation, from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: Oaxaca is the state with the third highest number of…
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8 octubre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 4: Torture

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights record in November, civil society organizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation, from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: From 2015 - 2017, 137 complaints of torture have been…
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1 octubre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 3: Criminalization of social protest

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights record in November, civil society organizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation, from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: In 2012, the Mexican government passed a series of contested…
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25 septiembre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 2: Attacks on Human Rights Defenders

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights record in November, civil society organizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation, from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: Attacks on human rights defenders have increased significantly in Oaxaca.…
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18 septiembre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 1: Public policy in the context of Human Rights

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights record in November, civil society organizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation, from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: In Mexico in general and Oaxaca in particular, the goals…
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11 septiembre, 2018