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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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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
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Under Attack – Human Rights in Oaxaca: Citizen Report 2013 -2018

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, established in April 2008. Its purpose is to examine human rights practices in the member countries of the UN. Mexico was previously evaluated in 2009 and 2013, and will be evaluated for the third time in November of 2018. In the 2013 evaluation, Mexico…
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4 septiembre, 2018
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Communities, Organizations and Collectives of Oaxaca Form the Assembly of Central Valleys Against Mining

This pronouncement is the result of the gathering against mining in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca that took place in San Antonino Castillo Velasco, Oaxaca, on July 22nd, 2018. There, the participating communities, organizations and collectives made the decision to form an Assembly of Central Valleys Against Mining as a force to combat mining interests and projects in their territories.…
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26 julio, 2018