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National/Oaxaca: World Day Against Opencast Mining

Poster for international day of struggle against mega-mining in defense of life and water. (Photo:@OtrosMundos)

In the framework of World Day Against Opencast Mining, which is commemorated on July 22, several events were held in different parts of the country. 588 more words

Land And Territory

National: "Narco Violence" Has Displaced 281,000 People

Violence in the country has increased due to the presence of “narcos” (Photo:@Economia hoy)

According to research from the Center of Social Studies and Public Opinion (CESOP) of the Chamber of Deputies, the situation of generalized violence in which various zones of the country find themselves, has led to an increased number of people who have been forced to displace in the country. 453 more words

Human Rights

National: Head of Special Economic Zones Appointed

Map of zones affected by SEZ. Photo: @EDUCA Oaxaca

On July 8, “while public attention was focused on the teachers’ problem and its political and social consequences, Enrique Peña Nieto openly confirmed the intention to privatize much of the ‘backward’ south on appointing Gerardo Gutierrez Candiani head of the Federal Authority for the Development of Special Economic zones (AFDZEE).” 291 more words

Chiapas

Chiapas: Zinacantan against the Privatization of its Water and the Dispossession of its Spring

Start of the pilgrimage at San Lorenzo Church @ Koman Ilel

On May 15, 2016, the catechists of the parish of Zinacantan called a pilgrimage to protest against the privatization of its water and the dispossession of its spring. 158 more words

Indigenous People

National: Unofficial Visit of UNO Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

Michel Forst during the presentation of the CMDPDH book “40 Faces of Dignity”. Photo: @La opinión

The UNO Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michael Frost, came to Mexico on an unofficial visit, stopping in Puebla, Chihuahua and Mexico City. 421 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Primero de Agosto Displaced Families Report Enclosure of their Lands

Displacement camp at Primero de Agosto, Photo @ Radio Zapatista

On April 14, the displaced of Primero de Agosto in the municipality of Las Margaritas made a public statement denouncing the barbed wiring of part of the land of Primero de Agosto where they lived and from where they were displaced on February 23, 2015. 272 more words

Indigenous People

National: Senate Passes Federal Law for Special Economic Zones (SEZ)

The Special Economic Zones @Presidencia de la República

On Thursday, April 14, the Senate passed the Federal Law for Special Economic Zones (SEZ) with 88 votes in favor and eight against. 371 more words

Chiapas