Dismantling a Rotten Power Structure: Zapatista Forum Analyzes Mexican Electoral Politics

Dismantling a Rotten Power Structure: Zapatista Forum Analyzes Mexican Electoral Politics

The collective space created in the gathering of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) is promoting the Indigenous Council of Government. Its councilors – one woman and one man per village – will be elected in May and their spokeswoman will run as an independent candidate in the 2018 presidential campaign.

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FARC Women Prepare for Civilian Life After the Plebiscite

FARC Women Prepare for Civilian Life After the Plebiscite

Once out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dreamOnce out of the concentration zone, Marta dreams of opening a clinic in the rural areas of Colombia. Ledis, a political prisoner of the Gabriel Galbis Unit of the FARC who received a special permit to participate as a delegate in the X National Guerrilla Conference, shares her dream.

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Citizen Excursions into the Border’s Valley of Dollars and Death

Citizen Excursions into the Border’s Valley of Dollars and Death

It’s anybody’s guess how many victims of violence are still buried somewhere in the Juarez Valley on the Mexico-U.S. border. For starters, there is the still largely unexcavated Navajo Arroyo, where the remains of 18 young women who went missing from nearby Ciudad Juarez have been recovered and identified since late 2011, according to the local daily Norte.

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In Her Name: Nadia Vera

In Her Name: Nadia Vera

Nadia’s strength, creativity, bravery and determination to create a world of justice is a legacy to learn from. It’s vital to follow Nadia’s lead, to seek justice for her, Yesenia, Mile, Alejandra, Rubén, and the thousands of other victims of human rights violations in Mexico. It is crucial to continue the fight to change our world so this epidemic of violence against women, and women human rights defenders comes to an end. Women of the world have the right to live full lives, and to be their whole selves, in peace.

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In Her Name: Rocío Mesino Mesino

In Her Name: Rocío Mesino Mesino

It’s been two years since Rocío Mesino, environmental and human rights activist, was shot to death in broad daylight in the Mexican state of Guerrero while helping rebuild a community destroyed by a hurricane. It’s been two years of impunity, and a rise in violence against women human rights defenders, defensoras, in Mexico. Rocío is one of many defenders who lost her life for protecting others.

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