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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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After Deadly Mexico Quakes, Grassroots Relief Takes on State Corruption

Shortly before midnight on September 7, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale—the strongest to hit Mexico in a century—radiated out from its epicenter in the Gulf of Tehuantepec off the country’s southern coast. Indigenous and farming communities in the marginalized states of Oaxaca and Chiapas bore the brunt of the destruction, with 99 deaths in…
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27 septiembre, 2017
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Oaxaca: Tailings dam threaten the Central Valleys with heavy contamination

Oaxaca. On June 30th authorities belonging to the Ocotlán and Ejutla districts reunited in the community of San Martin de los Cansecos and discussed about the constant pressure and aggresion caused by the mining company Fortuna Silver Mines. On the very same day they toured around the communal areas of San Martin de los Cansecos with other members from San…
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6 julio, 2017
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We say no and never more to the presence of the United States Military on mexican and central american territories!

Since the beginning of 2017, a new military pact is being developed between the United States, Mexico, and Central America to increase the presence of the US Southern Command on the border of Guatemala and Mexico. This means that for the first time in recent history there would be official operations of the United States Army in Mexican territory. So far…
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19 mayo, 2017
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Pressfreedom in Mexico means living with impunity

(CPJ Commitee to Protect Journalists) It is a feeling of frustration that stays with you. Current affairs in Mexico today are dominated by two prevalent issues: corruption and impunity. Every story, breaking news or media report originates from these two issues. And to practice journalism here means to work in a climate of corruption and impunity. This is not fiction. It’s…
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3 mayo, 2017
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Killed human rights defenders Bety and Jyri – 7 years of impunity

Today, seven years have passed since in April 2010 a humanitarian and human rights caravan that was carrying food and medicine to the inhabitants of the indigenous triqui community of San Juan Copola was attacked by paramilitary forces. The triqui region of Oaxaca has long since been immersed in violence and disruption due to political tensions between governing administrations. The shootings…
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27 abril, 2017
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Indigenous postulate women for the presidency of Mexico

A coalition of indigenous Mexican communities (CNI)  has announced the creation of its own government in coordination with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). Dubbed the Indigenous Governing Council (CGI), this government will aim to promote autonomy for indigenous Mexicans. “This council proposes to govern this country,” the EZLN said in a communique. One representative said “Indignation, resistance and…
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16 enero, 2017