PBI-Mexico calls for a specific investigative commission for attacks against environmental and land rights defenders

On March 28, this article was published in Spanish in Agencia Quadratín: Peace Brigades International (PBI) considered urgent “a firm commitment” of the Mexican government to advance in the investigations and identify the material responsible and intellectuals of the threats and murders of human rights defenders in Mexico. In a Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanies Peoples’ Front protest in defence of water at State Congress building in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peoples’ Front: “The demonstration was mobilized from CONAGUA to the State Congress.” On March 22, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted: “Today we accompanied the Peoples’ Front of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala in a series of activities called within the framework of World Water Day.” “During the morning, we went Read more…

ASMAC director Isela Gonzalez hopes judgement sets precedent for Indigenous communities defending ancestral territory

On March 11, Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC) director Isela Gonzalez participated in a webinar organized by Peace Brigades International and Amnesty International. She spoke about the assassination of Rarámuri land and territory defender Julian Carrillo, a protector of the community of Coloradas de la Virgen in the Sierra Tarahumara region Read more…

PBI-Mexico accompanied FPDTA-MPT opposes aqueduct that could draw 50 million litres of water daily from Cuautla River

PBI-Mexico accompanied the FPDTA-MPT at a march on November 28, 2020, just days after the National Guard raided the Cuautla River blockade. Jacob Alabab-Moser reports in Latino Rebels: “Operations at the newly constructed thermoelectric plant in Huexca, Morelos could begin in the near future, despite years long delays caused by Read more…

ASMAC and CEDEHM comment on “historic sentence” in the killing of Rarámuri land defender Julian Carrillo

The PBI-Mexico accompanied Sierra Madre Alliance (ASMAC) and the Centre for Women’s Human Rights (CEDEHM) have commented on the “historic sentence” for the killing of Indigenous human rights defender Julián Carrillo Martínez. This statement notes that “the Mina Judicial District in Chihuahua issued the sentence for the murders of Julián Read more…

Law professor Shin Imai files suit against Canada’s foreign minister over redacted documents on mine in Guatemala

Communities affected by the Marlin mine demonstrate at the Canadian embassy in Guatemala City. Photo by Projet Accompagnement Québec Guatemala. Canadian Lawyer magazine reports: “Osgoode Hall professor Shin Imai has filed suit against the federal foreign affairs minister contending that Canada has improperly withheld information about its diplomatic interventions on Read more…