PBI-Mexico accompanies Metlapanapa River defender Miguel López Vega at court hearing

Photo from Info Quórum video. On September 10, Info Quórum tweeted: “A representative of Peace Brigades International Mexico (@PBI_Mexico) entered the audience of the environmentalist and community communicator Miguel López Vega, who was a #PresoPolítico [political prisoner] due to his defence of the Metlapanapa River.” Adding to that, PBI-Mexico tweeted: Read more…

PBI calls for due diligence legislation with four key provisions to protect human rights defenders

The Guapinol defenders (Honduras), Bernardo Caal Xol (Guatemala), Yuli Andrea Velázquez (Colombia), Samir Flores (Mexico). Canada does not have due diligence legislation in place that recognizes and addresses (through enforcement mechanisms and meaningful consequences) the dangers faced by human rights defenders (HRDs) who challenge the impacts of Canadian transnational corporations Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies Peoples’ Front at right to water protest against PIM megaproject at Conagua office in Cuernavaca

Photo: This banner has the image of Indigenous Náhuatl defender Samir Flores, a member of the Peoples’ Front, was killed in February 2019 after receiving death threats for his opposition to the PIM megaproject. On August 23, PBI-Mexico posted: “In front of the National Water Commission (Conagua) in Cuernavaca, campesinos Read more…