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Chiapas: Movement in Defense of Life and Territory 12-Day Pilgrimage Ends in San Cristobal de Las Casas

Photo@SIPAZ

On November 25, after a 12-day walk through 11 indigenous municipalities in the North, Jungle area and Highlands of Chiapas, thousands of pilgrims arrived in San Cristobal de Las Casas, where they denounced the threats and insecurity that they live with in the villages where they come from. 918 more words

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Chiapas: International Day to Combat Violence against Women

Beginning of the march in Plaza de La Resistencia. Photo@SIPAZ

November 25 is International Day to Combat Violence against Women. In Chiapas, many activities were organized in this framework. 600 more words

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Chiapas: Roberto Paciencia Released

Roberto Paciencia. Photo@CDHFBC

On the afternoon of November 24, Roberto Paciencia Cruz, an indigenous tsotsil (Chenalhó), adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, was released having been acquitted. 349 more words

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Mexico: Mothers of Disappeared Migrants "Looking for Life on Roads of Death"

XII Mothers of Disappeared Migrants Caravan, Comitan de Dominguez, Chiapas, November, 2016. Photo@SIPAZ

On November 15, the XII Caravan of Central American Mothers entered Mexico to search for their missing children. 377 more words

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Chiapas: Judge to Deliver Sentence for Roberto Paciencia

Press conference for Roberto Paciencia Cruz. Photo@ChiapasDenunciaPublica

On November 10, relatives of Roberto Paciencia Cruz, Sympathizers The Voice of Amate and the Working Group “No Estamos Todxs” (GTNET in its Spanish acronym) announced at a press conference at the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center (CDHFBC or Frayba) that on November 26, William Hernandez Ovando, Judge of the Criminal Law Section of San Cristobal de Las Casas District, will deliver a sentence on the case of Roberto. 532 more words

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Chiapas: Threats to Simojovel Parishioners

Marcelo Perez (Photo@ Red TdT)

On November 4, Simojovel Believing Peoples released a statement announcing the renewal of threats and attacks against the priest Marcelo Perez Perez. 404 more words

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Oaxaca: Condemnation of Harassment and Defamation of Human Rights Defender Rubi Jazmin Cortes Salazar

Protest in Oaxaca, June 2016. Photo@Front Line Defenders

On October 26, the international organization Front Line Defenders, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, the joint program of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT in its Spanish acronym) and the FIDH – Network of Women Activist Defenders of Human Rights of Oaxaca and the Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity, Oaxaca AC, made an urgent appeal against the escalation of harassment against Rubi Jasmine Cortes Salazar, human rights defender of the Nuu Savi nation in Mixteca,. 372 more words

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