Human Rights

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.

Maquiladora Workers, the Missing Faces in the NAFTA Renegotiation

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2017

Low wages paid to Mexican workers continue to be a contentious issue as the three-way talks for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) proceed.

Somber Mexico City March Commemorates Ayotzinapa Anniversary

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2017

Tuesday marked three years since the search began for the 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero. Meanwhile dozens of families marked one week searching for their loved ones trapped in collapsed buildings after the September 19th earthquake.

Photo Essay: Ayotzinapa, Three Years Later

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2017

Three years since 43 students were forcibly disappeared by the state and eight days since a powerful earthquake struck Mexco City, Mexicans marched in honor and in mourning of those lost.

“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.

The End of a Dream

Escrito por  |  8 / September / 2017

After weeks of rumors and tweets, Donald Trump announced his decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a notorious racist and anti-migrant advocate, broke the news with the gleeful expression he reserves for when he’s destroying the lives of thousands of Latino or Muslim or Black or Indigenous people.