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Women Defending Rights and Defying Violence

An Americas Program slideshow on women’s resistance, organization and hope in Mexico 2014.

Oaxaca in solidarity with Ayotzinapa students

In Oaxaca, thousands of people in five separate marches converged in the city’s center, the Zocalo, many wearing photos of the disappeared students.

Community Defenders Celebrate 4th Anniversary Blockade of Proposed Hydroelectric Project on Oaxacan Coast

Community human rights defenders from Paso de la Reina, Oaxaca have organized to successfully block the imposition of a hydroelectric dam project on the Rio Verde for four years now.

Bullets Fired Toward Protestors on the Anniversary of Slain Activist

A nonviolent protest on March 15 at Fortuna Silver´s Trinidad/Cuzcatlán mine in San José del Progreso turned tense, when pro-mine groups surrounded and fired shots toward local community activists, national and international human rights observers and journalists in this small Zapotec town in Oaxaca, Mexico.

International meeting unites movements against destructive mining projects

More than 500 people from 12 countries traveled the sinuous mountain road from Oaxaca, México to the small Zapotec community of Capulálpam de Méndez to attend the “Yes to Life, No to Mining” Forum of Mesoamerican Peoples. Community activists and indigenous leaders shared experiences of resistance, and developed strategies for defending their territories against the onslaught of ongoing and planned mega-mining projects that threaten their communities.

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