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Guerrero: 14 organizations march in favor of release of CECOP's Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz

On 13 July, to mark the eleventh anniversary of the founding of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP), members of this group and at least 14 other social organizations from Guerrero held a march on the Acapulco-Pinotepa national highway to demand the release of the CECOP spokesperson, Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz, who has been incarcerated since mid-June.   254 more words

Human Rights

International: Annulment of planned cancellation of temporary residence of volunteers with PBI Guatemala

On 10 July was nullified the planned cancellation of the temporary residence of two volunteers with the Guatemala chapter of Peace Brigades International (PBI), as the organization previously had been informed on 2 July.   196 more words

Human Rights

Tarte Quino

We had lunch at the Cazona De Flores that was prepared by an Indian chef. It is  a popular dish among the indigenous people and  is known as an Indian/ Bolivian dish. 33 more words

Foods

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ~~ repost

Here’s a link to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. http://bit.ly/hxhoHl

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples

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Chiapas: 13 days of fastng and praying by Alejandro Díaz Santis to demand his release

Image (@CGT Chiapas)

On 3 July, Alejandro Díaz Santis, a prisoner in solidarity with “La Voz del Amate” and an adherent to the EZLN’s Sixth Declaration who is being held in Cereso no. 195 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero: Indigenous community requests that the SCJN review the Mining Law

Press conference at the Prodh Center
Photo (@Alina Vallejo, Sididh)

On 29 June in Mexico City, representatives of the Me’phaa indigenous community of San Miguel del Progreso-Júba Wajiín (Malinaltepec municipality), organized a press conference together with the Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights at which they requested that the Supreme Court for Justice in the Nation (SCJN) … 344 more words

Human Rights

Ethiopia: UK Aid Should Respect Rights

A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance. 682 more words

African Studies