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-Mexico accompanies Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre at dig for missing 17-year-old boy

On September 9, PBI-Mexico posted: “Today in Ciudad Juárez PBI accompanied @CdhPasodelNorte [Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre] and @UnidasVerdad [Families United for Truth and Justice] in a search and removal of land in Granjas de Chapultepec with the presence of @Search_MX [the National Commission for the Search of Disappeared Read more…

The FPDTA-MPT to take part in the Zapatista ‘Journey for Life’ advocacy tour in Europe

Liliana Velázquez and Samantha Cesar. Liliana Velázquez and Samantha César of the Peoples Front in Defence of Land and Water from Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala (FPDTA-MPT) are taking part in the “Journey for Life” tour of the Zapatista Liberation Army (EZLN) through Europe. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s regional office in Mexico 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…

PBI-Mexico meets with Pasta de Conchos Family Organization, recalls AMLO’s promise that mine rescue will begin within weeks

On August 19, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted: “In a meeting with the Pasta de Conchos Family Organization, we remember that October 1 is the deadline to start the rescue within the Pasta De Conchos mine.” The explosion at the Grupo Mexico’s Pasta de Conchos coal mine near Nueva Read more…