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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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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
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Political analysis of elections in Mexico: Rethinking citizenship after July 1st

This Sunday, nearly 88 million voters will head to the polls in what has been called the biggest election in Mexico’s history. 3,416 positions will be determined, including the president, governors, mayors, and representatives. From Oaxaca, Services for an Alternative Education A.C. - EDUCA reflects on what’s at stake. 1. Whatever the outcome of elections on July 1, this political…
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29 junio, 2018
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Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for HRD, and the situation “is worsening”: UN Special Rapporteur Forst

In Geneva, during the 37th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, presented his report on the official visit to Mexico. In his speach, Forst said that Mexico has become one of the most dangerous country for human rights defenders (HRD), in particular women human rights defenders.…
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2 marzo, 2018
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Mexican human rights advocates call for suspension of free trade negotiations in Europe

On Wednesday, November 22, Mexican civil society groups addressed the European Parliament in Brussels, demanding the suspension of renewed trade negotiation between the European Union and Mexico until the protection of human rights can be guaranteed. “The agreement should not be signed so long as the Mexican Government fails to demonstrate its willingness to fulfill human rights,” said Olga Guzmán,…
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23 noviembre, 2017
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As Modernization of EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement Nears Completion, Human Rights Violations Ignored

In a joint message released on November 1, the Foreign Affairs Ministries of Mexico and France declared that critical updates to the EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement will soon be finalized. Authorities insist that the modernization of the 17-year-old pact, which is part of the Global Agreement, will enable greater access to Mexican products in the European Union as well as…
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21 noviembre, 2017