PBI-Mexico Annual Report and its accompaniment of 152 human rights defenders in 2020

On April 21, PBI-Mexico posted its 2020 Annual Report in English and Spanish. That Annual Report highlights: “In 2020, PBI Mexico provided international accompaniment to 11 organisations and two civil-society coordination spaces in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City. PBI’s accompaniment – which includes physical presence; national and Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied FPDTAMPT announces resistance actions, solidarity with sit-in at Danone/Bonafont bottled water plant

On April 21, PBI-Mexico tweeted: “Defenders of water and the environment of the @fpdtampt [Peoples’ Front in Defence of Land and Water] announce resistance actions in a context of continuous harassment and threats for their opposition to the PIM.” PIM refers to the Morelos Integral Project which consists of an Read more…

Red TDT report says aggressions against the Peoples’ Front in Defence of Land and Water in Mexico “multiply day by day”

On April 15, Animal Politico reported: “In the first two years of [Mexican President Andrés Manuel] López Obrador’s government, a total of 45 human rights defenders have been killed in Mexico, nearly two activists dead each month.” That article adds: “This is documented by the All Rights for All Network Read more…

Migrant rights defenders concerned by new agreements that further militarize the borders of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras

Mexican soldiers in Chiapas near the border with Guatemala. Photo by Isaac Guzman/Agence France Presse. On April 12, Common Dreams reported: “Human rights defenders expressed concern Monday after the Biden administration announced it reached agreements with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala for those countries to boost their deployments of military forces Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied ASMAC director Isela González comments on community displacement and historic court ruling

Isela González of ASMAC with members from the community of Coloradas de La Virgen, including Otón Portillo and Celestino Carrillo (Julian’s son). In this feature article published in Spanish, Mongabay Latam reports: “Throughout February and the first days of March this year, the voice of some 20 displaced indigenous people, and Read more…