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Fighting for Indigenous Rights, from the UN to Yaqui Territory and Standing Rock

The basic principle at the core of demands of indigenous peoples at Standing Rock and at Loma de Bacum has been supported internationally by two former UN Special Rapporteurs for Indigenous Rights, and recently endorsed by the current Rapporteur, Victoria Tauli Corpus. That principle states that governments must ensure that companies consult with indigenous peoples prior to launching megaprojects and was first set out in the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Crossing the Line

The group of migrants has decided to walk across the city’s characteristic bridge to call for “fewer walls, more bridges.” Among them are mothers and children who had not seen each other in more than 20 years, and grandparents who had never met their grandchildren who grew up in this huge city far away from the villages their parents were born in.

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How is gender-based violence in Latin America measured?

If my life does not matter, produce without me.” With that slogan was born, from Argentina, the call for the first national woman’s strike. The idea quickly spread to several Latin American countries, and women from Honduras, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, among others joined the call to mobilize.

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Laura Carlsen on Trump’s meeting with President Nieto

Mexicans Protest on Second Anniversary of Disappearance of 43 Students

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November 17, 2016

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Laura Carlsen speaks on KPFA about US-Mexico relations under Trump and presidential influence on immigration policy. Listen here

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September 7, 2016

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Laura Carlsen speaks on Between The Lines about Mexico’s contempt for Trump and Peña Nieto after the Aug 31 meeting. Listen here

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October 15, 2017

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Laura Carlsen reports on This Is Hell about the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in 2014. Listen here 

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