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October 15: Hitmen

After saying he would do so a number of times, Maduro finally spoke on the Robert Serra murder today and gave details on the alleged culprits. 685 more words

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Guerrero: Update in the "Iguala case" – 43 persons continue to be disappeared

Students from the normal rural school of Ayotzinapa at the eighteenth anniversary of Tlachinollan. Foto @SIPAZ

On 2 October, in the cities of Chilpancingo, Acapulco, Atoyac, Tecpan, Chilapa, Ometepec, and Iguala, parents of the disappeared normalist students, students themselves, in addition to social activists, trade unionists, and citizens in general marched to demand justice for the lamentable acts which took place on 26 and 27 September in Iguala, Guerrero. 381 more words

Human Rights

Typologies of Paramilitary Organizations

Paramilitary organizations occupy a central role in modern conflicts. From official law enforcement agencies to clandestine special operation teams and unregulated armed groups, the application of state power through paramilitary organizations assumes a unique and complicated character. 462 more words

Theories Of Power And Politics

October 3: Mourning

Hundreds of people paid their last respects to Robert Serra and Maria Herrera, his partner, as the bodies of the two murder victims were taken from the National Assembly to the Cementerio General del Sur in Caracas today.  658 more words

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National: political trial sought against head of the National Commission on Human Rights

Raúl Plascencia Villanueva (@CNDH)

On 24 September, close to 85 persons and civil organizations formed the Citizens’ Committee to attempt to rescue the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH), calling on the federal congress to begin a political trial of its present director, Raúl Plascencia Villanueva, whom they accuse of having… 198 more words

Human Rights

Oaxaca: march to demand investigation of new femicide


On 15 September, a group of students from the Normal School of Preschool Education of Oaxaca (ENEPO) and teachers from Section 22 of the National Coordination of Educational Workers (CNTE) marched in Oaxaca City to demand the clarification of the murder of the 21-year old student Karen González Reyes, whose body was found in the metropolitan region of the capital with signs of violence, sexual assault, and gunshot wounds.   137 more words

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Chiapas: Those displaced from Banavil continue demanding justice

On 4 September, Zapatista supporters from the Banavil region, Tenejapa municipality, newly denounced “the acts of 4 December 2011 when we were attacked with firearms and 13 of us displaced, being EZLN sympathizers, by PRI militants from the Banavil region, Tenejapa municipality.   250 more words

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