Land and Territory

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.

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2017

NAFTA’s impact on small-scale agriculture in Mexico and an Agenda for Reforms.

Case of Murdered Mexican Environmental Activist Moves to International Sphere

Escrito por  |  1 / July / 2017

Knowing that his life was in danger, Abarca began to raise his public profile. In July 2009, he traveled to the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City to deliver a message about Blackfire’s conduct and the threats to his person. A video from that visit shows him telling an embassy representative that Blackfire is using its employees as shock troops for violent attacks on activists.

Early Dakota Access Pipeline Spill Angers Tribal Chairs

Escrito por  |  18 / May / 2017

Tribal chairmen decried the newly finished Dakota Access Pipeline when reports surfaced that its first crude oil spill in South Dakota occurred even before the private infrastructure project went into service.