Thursday, August 18, 2022

Mexico

Chile: BHP forced to halt mining

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It's not all plain sailing for mining companies. Communities at Cerro Colorado in Chile have put up stiff opposition to BHP, whose mine threatens water supplies from a key a key aquifer. And peasants in Huamachuco, Peru, staged a massive protest against mining in their province.

Traditional Mixtec life through a female gaze

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A pensive and often sombre film, Nudo Mixteco offers a unique insight into women’s experiences in a traditional Mixtec village and upholds the power of listening.

Mexico: schools reopen but worries persist

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Mexico's education system closed down for far longer than most other countries, during the pandemic. Katie Jones looks at the effects, the struggles parents had to home-school their children and the worries which persist.

The other US border: Mexico’s militarisation of migration

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AMLO militarises Mexico’s southern border in a continuation of his myopic migration policies that fixate on securitising a humanitarian issue.

Latin America deadliest region for earth defenders

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A Global Witness report shows that despite Covid lockdowns, 2020 set a new record as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders.

Gregorio Selser & Marta Ventura – the search for justice

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Gregorio Selser and Marta Ventura dedicated their lives to 'rescue eveerything that nurtures the cause of liberty and justice in Our America.' ~Their papers are collected at the CAMeNA archive in Mexico CIty.

Mexico: can semi-arid land be saved?

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In Mexico, a university-educated, small-scale peasant farmer came up with an untried innovative solution that not only restores degraded land to productivity, but also greatly enhances soil carbon storage, provides a valuable new crop, and even offers a hopeful diet for diabetics.

CAMeNA: an orchestra of truth-telling

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An extraordinary museum and achive BASED at the UACM, Mexico, contains invaluable records of human rights violations, resistance and the dogged determination to tell and preserve the truth

Mexico’s double pandemic

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For over a year, Mexico has been battling the COVID-19 health emergency but another worrying, silent pandemic is currently unfolding. Violence against women, including femicides, has increased exponentially.

Artists and activists change the narrative around femicide

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Open call launches to support feminist artists and activists change the narrative on femicide in the UK and Mexico

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