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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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Urgent Action: Civil Society of Oaxaca emits humanitarian alert due to armed attack of the State against civilians

SIGN THIS URGENT ACTION ONLINE TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY Today, June 19th, we have been witnesses of the extremely violent actions of the Mexican State repressing the teachers and the organized civil society in resistance in different areas of the State of Oaxaca including the Istmus of Tehuantepec, Nochixtlán and the city of Oaxaca.  As a result of the excessive…
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20 junio, 2016
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Mexican army’s hidden body count

The military in most cities are there to serve and protect the citizens of it. But in Mexico the opposite seems to be true. According to the government’s own figures, the armed forces of Mexico are exceptionally efficient killers — stacking up bodies at extraordinary rates. The authorities say the nation’s soldiers are simply better trained and more skilled than…
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27 mayo, 2016
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The ongoing nightmare of Ayotzinapa…

19 months since the 43 Ayotzinapa students were forcibly disappeared by police in Iguala, Guerrero the findings of the investigation were presented last Sunday (24/04/2016) as part of the over 600-page final report of the Interdisciplinary Group of Experts, known as the GIEI, which has been forced to end its work on the case abruptly due to the government’s refusal…
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29 abril, 2016
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Environmental activist Gustavo Castro allowed to leave Honduras

Mexican environmental activist Gustavo Castro, the sole witness to the murder of Indigenous leader Berta Caceres and a victim in the attack, was finally allowed to leave Honduras in the morning of April 1 after a judge repealed the order that had kept him trapped in the country despite warnings that his life was in danger.Castro's lawyer, Ivania Galeano, told…
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1 abril, 2016
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Letter from Gustavo Castro to the Honduran People

Original: Palabras de Gustavo Castro al pueblo de Honduras Tegucigalpa, Honduras - March 15,  2016 TO THE PEOPLE OF HONDURAS I don’t know if these words will reach you one day. I came to Honduras with hope and anticipation. It had been many years since I visited, but I am thankful to Berta for inviting me. She and her family…
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18 marzo, 2016
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Statement from the daughters, son and mother of Berta Cáceres

Delivered from the final resting place of our Berta. Our mom, our daughter, our guide. Her daughters Olivia, Bertha and Laura, her son Salvador, her mother Austraberta alongside family and friends, wish to make public our thoughts in this moment of profound sorrow. Our Berta is the greatest inspiration we have known, that is why we feel a need to…
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8 marzo, 2016