ASMAC demands justice for lawyer and Indigenous Rarámuri rights defender Ernesto Rábago killed eleven years ago

On March 1, the Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC) tweeted: “Eleven years after the cowardly murder of the defender Ernesto Rábago, the events remain unpunished, @ASMACChihuahua demands #JusticiaParaErnestoRábago.” Norte Digital has explained: “Ernesto Rábago Martínez was a defence lawyer for the territory who supported the Baquéachi community, which was the victim Read more…

PBI-Mexico expresses concern about the criminalization of ten water defenders opposed to the Morelos Integral Project

PBI-Mexico accompanied the People’s Front in Defence of Land and Water at a march against the PIM on November 28, 2020. On February 26, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted on its Facebook page: “We express concern about criminalizing human rights defender in the context of extraction of natural resources Read more…

ASMAC director Isela Gonzalez to speak on Indigenous rights and Canadian mining in Chihuahua, Mexico on March 11

Photo: Isela Gonzalez, director of the Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC). Photo by PBI-Mexico. This upcoming webinar jointly organized by Peace Brigades International and Amnesty International Canada will feature Isela Gonzalez, a nurse turned activist and director of the Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC). PBI-Mexico has accompanied ASMAC since 2018 and in Read more…

PBI-Canada & Amnesty International Canada webinar on the impact of Canadian mining on Indigenous rights in Mexico, March 11

Peace Brigades International (in Mexico and Canada) in collaboration with Amnesty International Canada is hosting a webinar with Isela González, the director of the Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC) and Neftalí Reyes Méndez, a coordinator with Services for an Alternative Education (Educa Oaxaca). The webinar will take place on Thursday March Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied People’s Front marks the 2nd anniversary of the death of Samir Flores

PBI-Mexico has posted: “Two years after the murder of human rights defender Samir Flores Soberanes, the Frente De Pueblos Morelos Puebla Tlaxcala calls for actions for life, against the mega projects and for Samir.” Those action include: “Friday February 19: Demonstration at Calvary, Cuernavaca, 11 am; Saturday February 20: Commemoration Read more…

PBI-Mexico notes German court hearing on assault rifles believed to have been used in the disappearance of the Ayotzinapa 43

The Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project has posted on its Facebook a statement from the German Coordination for Human Rights in Mexico about a Federal Superior Court hearing related to illegal arms exports to Mexico. The statement notes: “The oral hearing before the Federal Superior Court of the case for the Read more…

PBI-Mexico monitors the trial for the murder of Indigenous Rarámuri land defenders Julián Carrillo Martinez and Victor Carrillo

On February 2, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted: “Today at 9:30 hrs., in Parral, Chihuahua, the trial will be opened against one of the persons identified as responsible for the murder of Julián Carrillo Martinez and his son Victor Carrillo.” PBI-Mexico highlights: “We are monitoring the case and urge Read more…