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National/International: Father Solalinde Nominated for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: @Codigo San Luis

On March 10, the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM in its Spanish acronym) confirmed that the founder of the “Hermanos en el Camino” shelter in the City of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, the Catholic priest and migrant advocate Alejandro Solalinde Guerra, was accepted by the Norwegian Committee as candidate for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 245 more words

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Guerrero: Parents of 43 Participate in IACHR Hearing

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On March 17, 30 months of the disappearance of the 43 student teachers, a hearing was held within the framework of the 161st regular session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to monitor the investigations and search that the Mexican State is carrying out, as well as the progress of the follow-up mechanism to the recommendations of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (IGIE). 370 more words

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Guerrero: Tlachinollan Mountain Human Rights Center Vacancy

The Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights has put out a call for the post of coordination of the area of international advocacy. Based in Tlapa, Guerrero, Tlachinollan is a civil society organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of the human rights of the indigenous population Me’phaa, Naua, Nnancué Ñomnda and Na Savi for 22 years. 123 more words

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Chiapas: National Day: "The Victims of State Terrorism are of the People, We will not Stop until We Find Them!"

FNLS Press Conference (Photo: @Sipaz)

 On March 6, the National Front for Struggle for Socialism (FNLS) began its National Day of Struggle in Chiapas. 596 more words

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National/International: "Torture and Mistreatment Continue to Be Widespread in Mexico", Juan E. Mendez

Amnesty International campaign against torture in Mexico

On 24 February, the current UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, presented the follow-up report on the mission carried out by his predecessor Juan E. 514 more words

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National: Amnesty International Presents Report on Global Situation of Human rights. Mexico "One of the Worst Crisis of Human Rights and Justice"

On February 21, Amnesty International presented its annual report. In the section corresponding to events in Mexico in 2016, AI summarized: “Ten years after the beginning of the so-called “war against drug trafficking and organized crime”, military personnel continued to be employed in public security operations, and violence in the country continued to be widespread. 354 more words

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National: Serious Refugee Crisis at Southern Mexican Border

On February 23, 72 Hogar, a refuge for migrants in transit to the United States or awaiting refugee status in Mexico, issued a statement entitled… 365 more words

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