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Chiapas: Impunity in the case of Tatiana Trujillo; continued calls for gender alert amidst rise in number of femicides

On 9 September, a press-conference was held at which relatives of Tatiana Trujillo Rodríguez denounced the impunity seen in the femicide perpetrated against her in April 2010 in the Ocosingo municipality by her partner, Elmar Darinel Díaz Solórzano, a former federal deputy.   433 more words

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First Voice in Climate Change

Video: People’s Climate March Lays Out the Science, Dovetailing With Traditional Knowledge

by Oscar Hokeah


Article by ICTMN Staff at Indian Country Today


There is but one week to go until what’s being billed as the biggest climate march in history occurs, in New York City, as world leaders converge to talk at the United Nations on the crisis facing our planet. 222 more words


Road Trip Part 11: Peeugh!

Rotorua, New Zealand, visited 28-31 August 2014

Rotorua is definitely the smelliest place I’ve visited, thanks to all of the geothermal activity and hot springs. It was also one of the most interesting, for the same reasons. 752 more words


National: FPDT of Atenco initiates mobilizations following announcement of new airport

Photo @ Blog del Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra (FPDT) de San Salvador Atenco

The Front of Peoples in Defense of the Land (FPDT), based in the ejidos of San Salvador Atenco, started mobilizations on 2 September against the construction of a new airport in the Texcoco zone, as announced by President Enrique Peña Nieto in his second government report.   244 more words

Indigenous People

Chiapas: Large increase in femicides; monument to be built to honor victims

Photo @ Chiapas Paralelo

On 1 October, relatives of victims of femicide and women’s human-rights defenders will construct a monument to commemorate femicide victims in Chiapas at the bridge in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, from where the body of Viridians Flores Martínez was thrown in June 2013. 393 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Possible attempt to remove ejidal commissioner, claim ejidatari@s of Tila

The ejidatari@s of Tila, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, denounced that on 31 August a meeting was held between former ejidal commissioners and a group of approximately 150 others, toward the end of deposing the present ejidal commissioner. 316 more words

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Akbayan lawmaker: House ready to work 'overtime' to ensure 'inclusive peace' a reality in the creation of Bangsamoro

A lawmaker on Monday expressed support to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying that the leaders and members of the House of Representatives are ready to work ‘overtime’ to ensure that “inclusive peace” will finally become a reality in the creation of the Bangsamoro. 317 more words

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