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Chiapas: Believing Peoples Hold Pilgrimage in Tuxtla in Support of Teachers

Believing Peoples pilgrimage in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

On July 18, about 30 thousand members of Believing Peoples representing 52 parishes throughout the state as well as thousands of teachers, members of the CNTE, held a pilgrimage together on Monday in Tuxtla Gutierrez demanding that the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, discuss in “public dialogue” not only education reform, but also the so-called structural reforms that the government has been promoting. 271 more words

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Guerrero/National: Family of Julio Cesar Mondragon Fontes Demands Comprehensive Investigation

Commemoration area in the Normal Rural School, Ayotzinapa. Photo:@SIPAZ

Following the results of recent studies carried out on the student teacher from Ayotzinapa, Julio Cesar Mondragon Fontes, the family believes that they are at the beginning of a way to achieve truth and justice almost 22 months after the events of September 26 and 27, 2014, in Iguala, Guerrero. 411 more words

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Oaxaca: Human Rights Organizations Present Report on Repression in Nochixtlan

Human Rights Defenders. Photo:@CentroProDH

On July 8, various civil society organizations, including the Gobixha Committee for Integral Defense of Human Rights (CODE DH) and Fundar, presented the “Preliminary Report on Violations of Human Rights on June 19 in Oaxaca”. 369 more words

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Chiapas/National: Mobilizations 21 Months After the Disappearance of "The 43"

March in San Cristóbal de Las Casas on June 26, 2016. Photo: @Sipaz.

There were national mobilizations 21 months after the disappearance of the 43 students of the Isidro Burgos Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa, and the murder of six other people in Iguala. 759 more words

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Chiapas/Oaxaca/Guerrero: Teachers Continue Mobilizations Due to Lack of Agreements over Educational Reform

People crossing blockade on foot in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Photo: @Oscar León.

In negotiations that lasted about seven hours, the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) and the Government Secretariat (SG) resolved that… 644 more words

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Chiapas: Roberto Paciencia Writes to Alejandro Diaz

Copy of the letter from Roberto Paciencia to Alejandro Diaz Santiz. Photo: @Koman Ilel.

Unjustly imprisoned Roberto Paciencia Cruz, deprived of his freedom three years ago, wrote a letter to Alejandro Diaz Santiz, who has been imprisoned for 17 years. 518 more words

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National: Network for Peace Rejects Violence and Repression of Teachers and Calls for Dialogue

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, June 21, 2016

The member organizations of Network for Peace (Red por la Paz) express our indignation over the acts of repression that the Mexican State has carried out through the police forces against the teachers’ movement and civil society that has expressed its rejection in recent weeks of the educational reform passed in 2013. 408 more words

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