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.
An Americas Program slideshow on women’s resistance, organization and hope in Mexico 2014.
In Oaxaca, thousands of people in five separate marches converged in the city’s center, the Zocalo, many wearing photos of the disappeared students.
Community Defenders Celebrate 4th Anniversary Blockade of Proposed Hydroelectric Project on Oaxacan Coast
Community human rights defenders from Paso de la Reina, Oaxaca have organized to successfully block the imposition of a hydroelectric dam project on the Rio Verde for four years now.
A nonviolent protest on March 15 at Fortuna Silver´s Trinidad/Cuzcatlán mine in San José del Progreso turned tense, when pro-mine groups surrounded and fired shots toward local community activists, national and international human rights observers and journalists in this small Zapotec town in Oaxaca, Mexico.
More than 500 people from 12 countries traveled the sinuous mountain road from Oaxaca, México to the small Zapotec community of Capulálpam de Méndez to attend the “Yes to Life, No to Mining” Forum of Mesoamerican Peoples. Community activists and indigenous leaders shared experiences of resistance, and developed strategies for defending their territories against the onslaught of ongoing and planned mega-mining projects that threaten their communities.
On the evening of June 16, a red Dodge Ram pickup truck drove by spraying two anti-mining activists with bullets. They survived but two leaders of the Coalition of United Peoples of the Ocotlán Valley (CPUVO), which opposes the Canadian Fortuna Silver mine in Oaxaca, were killed in similar incidents. Why the mounting violence?
A major wave of layoffs in the once-thriving maquiladora industry of Ciudad Juárez has left thousands scrambling to make ends meet. Among the most vulnerable to this economic implosion are thousands of working-class women. As the maquiladora sector has contracted, Casa Amiga, the only domestic violence and rape crisis center in the city of nearly 2 million, has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of battered women coming in for help. Despite its overwhelming workload, the staff of Casa Amiga continues to provide much-needed services to women in Juárez, one day at a time, case by case.
[ printer-friendly PDF version ] Rhetoric indicates growing awareness of grassroots resistance Regional Leaders Gather in Merida to Advance PPP by Jonathan Treat | July 24, 2002 When the presidents of the seven Central American…
[ printer-friendly PDF version ] Power companies confront power of the people. Baja Energy and Environment Update by Jonathan Treat | May 2, 2002 Several large power companies looking to profit from the growing demand…