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Chiapas: 2 children perished and 6 gravely injured following immunizations in Simojovel

Following the application of an immunization campaign to 52 indigenous children from the Simojovel municipality, 29 of them had adverse reactions and had to be hospitalized.   404 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero: SCJN decision in case of Inés and Valentina "far from the heights" of the SCJN's resolution on the Rosendo Radilla case (2010)

Inés Fernández and Valentina Rosendo (@Amnesty International)

The Tlachinollan Center for Human Rights, which has provided legal counsel for Inés Fernández and Valentina Rosendo, indigenous women who were raped by soldiers in Guerrero in 2002, expressed in a press-release that the Supreme Court for Justice in the Nation (SCJN) has lost all possibility of contributing to the advance of the human rights of indigenous women.   361 more words

Human Rights


Inspite of the fact that I have long been aware of the Sami and similarities between them and the nations from their petrogylphs and cradle boards to traditional dwellings it was only recently that  … 318 more words

Tropical forests in Arakan

The winner of the $500 Prize is:
Philippine Eagle Foundation – Holistic forest biodiversity conservation in the Arakan Valley through ‘corridors’ and ‘stepping stones’ 260 more words


Chiapas: Ocosingo Public Ministry threatens human-rights defender

In a press-release published on 23 April, the Fray Pedro Lorenzo de la Nada Center for Human Rights denounced the threats made by the prosecutor from the Public Ministry, Rodolfo Manuel Gómez Gutiérrez, against the human-rights worker Manuel Hernández Aguilar, originally from Betania, Ocosingo municipality. 278 more words

Human Rights

Origami Frogs

Susadei Lovely Readers,

Picture the scene: 45 pairs of eyes watching you anxiously from behind cramped wooden desks, waiting for you to speak. When you do, the eyes dart from one translator to the next as your instructions make their way from English, to Khmer, to Tampuan (their native language) so that they can understand this… 591 more words