Accompaniment update

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This summer, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project participated in a Civilian Observation Mission that documented human rights violations against Indigenous peoples by state security forces in the context of the Interoceanic Corridor.

A key component of this Corridor, which is essentially a land-based version of the Panama Canal, is a 300 kilometre railway line.

The company involved in this railway line that would join two coasts in southern Mexico? Calgary-based CPKC, formerly Canadian Pacific Railway.

Furthermore, there is growing concern about the Southeast Gateway offshore gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico with its terminus point in Veracruz, not far from another pipeline that would cross Interoceanic Corridor across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the Pacific Ocean.

The company building the Southeast Gateway pipeline? Calgary-based TC Energy.

On Thursday September 21 at 1 pm ET, join us to hear more about CPKC and the Interoceanic Corridor and TC Energy and the Southeast Gateway pipeline.

Our speakers will be Margherita Forni of PBI-Mexico who participated in the Civilian Observation Mission on the Corridor, and Carlos Beas Torres of the Union of Indigenous Communities from the North of the Isthmus (UCIZONI) who has spoken against the pipeline.

To hear them, register here.

Other accompaniment updates:

RCMP C-IRG spent $11 million in 2022 patrolling the Morice Forest Service Road on Wet’suwet’en territory (September 11)

PBI-Mexico accompanies relatives of victims of enforced disappearance at ceremony in Chihuahua (August 31)

PBI-Colombia accompanies Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation at protest in front of the Search Unit for Missing Persons (UBPD) in Bogota (August 31)

PBI-Honduras accompanies LGBTQI+ defenders at Pride March in Tegucigalpa where car hit transgender activist Megan Kerr (August 28)

PBI-Guatemala accompanies the Peaceful Resistance of La Puya and their ongoing struggle against extractivism (September 11)

We hope that you will register here and be able to join us to hear Margherita and Carlos on Thursday September 21.

And, as always, if you can support this work with a donation of any amount, please click here.


Coordinator, PBI-Canada

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