Land and Territory

Slave Labor, Deforestation and Greed Create Crisis in Brazilian Countryside

Escrito por  |  8 / February / 2018

The Temer administration continues to threaten to favor Brazilian agriculture at the price of one of Brazil’s greatest riche– the environment. Progressive sectors of society worry that the rise of agribusiness hides severe labor and environmental costs.

Amazon Jungle Reserve Saved–For Now

Escrito por  |  5 / December / 2017

A Brazilian court blocked Temer’s decision to abolish the environmental Renca Reserve, saying that Temer exceeded his authority with the decree.

Making Peace Work in Colombia Requires “Gender-Responsive, Community-Based Security”

Escrito por  |  28 / November / 2017

The statement highlights the participation of ethnically diverse women in peace negotiations; ensuring the security of human rights defenders, civil society activists and Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities; and inclusive monitoring and implementation of peace processes.

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

US Congress Members Demand Review of Security Aid to Mexico, Victims’ and Rights Groups Call to Divert Drug War Aid to Disaster Relief

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2017

US Congress Members Call for “full review of U.S. assistance to Mexico” in light of “violence and corruption related to war on drugs”. Post-earthquake, Mexican rights organizations demand drug war funding be diverted to disaster relief.

In Mexico City, First an Earthquake, Then a Social Uprising

Escrito por  |  29 / September / 2017

Ten days after the earthquake that shook Mexico City, the official death toll is 358 dead throughout the country, with 217 in Mexico City alone. Thousands of people are coming to the aid of strangers, and an almost-forgotten sense of community has arisen in one of the world’s largest cities.

“What do we do now?” Isthmus of Tehuantepec After the Earthquake

Escrito por  |  26 / September / 2017

Photographer Jonathan Treat visited the Istmo region days after the earthquake and shares with Educa this photo reporting about the people´s struggle for survival in the communities of San Mateo del Mar, Matías Romero, Rio de Pachiñe, Santa María Xadani and Las Flores.