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International/National: Over 100 Guatemalan Campesina Families Take Refuge at Mexican Border

Displaced from Laguna Larga, Guatemala in Campeche (Photo @Radio Pozol)

Since June 2nd, some 120 families of Guatemalan campesinos (between 500 and 700 people) have fled the Laguna Larga community in the Peten area of ​​Guatemala to the Mexican border, where they set up an improvised camp near the El Desengano… 374 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Rodrigo Guadalupe Huet Gomez Murdered

Cruzton community demands investigation into the murder of Rodrigo Guadalupe Huet Gomez Photo: @Chiapas Denuncia Publica

In a statement published on June 1st, residents of the Cruzton community in the municipality of Venustiano Carranza demanded justice in the case of the murder on May 22nd of Rodrigo Guadalupe Huet Gomez, an adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, in that community. 303 more words

Human Rights

Mexico/International: Amnesty International Launches New Global Campaign against Wave of Attacks on Human Rights Defenders

Amnesty International launched its “BRAVE” campaign to stop the wave of attacks against human rights defenders and journalists, highlighting that in 2016 they faced “unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence.” 263 more words

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Chiapas: Leader of CIAOC-H Executed in Comitan de Dominguez

Luis Hernandez Cruz, ex-federal deputy for the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) (Photo@Alfaro Noticias)

On May 4th, 2017, one of the leaders of the Historical Independent Center of Agricultural Workers and Campesinos (CIOAC-H in its Spanish acronym) was assassinated in Chiapas. 260 more words

Justice System

Chiapas: Celebration in Defense of Mother Earth in San Cristobal de Las Casas

Photo@ Cuarto Poder

On May 20th, Ecclesial Base Communities (CEB in its Spanish acronym), in coordination with the pastoral ministry of the diocese of San Cristobal de Las Casas and various organizations of the city, made a pilgrimage, for the care of Life and Mother Earth in the Jovel Valley. 141 more words

Human Rights

National: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Concludes Visit to Mexico

Children transporting water in an indigenous community in Oaxaca. Photo: @Jose Luis de la Cruz

From May 2nd to 12th, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to Water and Sanitation, Leo Heller, visited Mexico. 736 more words

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Oaxaca: COPUVO Denounces Harassment by Municipal Authorities and Mining Company

Valle Ocotlan (Photo @COPUVO)

In a statement issued on May 9th, the Coordinator of the United Nations Ocotlan Valley United Peoples Coordinator (COPUVO in its Spanish acronym) reported harassment and threats when it sought to hold a regional meeting against mining in San Jose del Progreso, “where for eight years have defended their territory against the “San Jose” mining project, promoted by the Cuzcatlan company, a subsidiary of the Canadian Fortuna Silver Mines. 313 more words

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