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Bulletin 31 - Undermining the Land, November 2011

Over the previous year, profits for mining rose to 15,474 million US dollars, 51% more than in 2009. Since then, Mexico is also the world’s top producer of silver. These figures are in contrast with the situation of campesino and indigenous communities affected by mining exploitation and exploration activities. In this publication, PBI gives a voice to the human rights defenders who are faced with big economic interests and who are fighting for their right to the land and to a clean environment.

Bulletin 31 - Undermining the Land, November 2011 (pdf 4.2 MB)



How Many More? The need for a governmental protection mechanism for human rights defenders

How Many More? The need for a governmental protection mechanism for human rights defenders (pdf 1.6 MB)



Bulletin 29 Mexico Before The Inter-American Court

This bulletin from PBI consists of two articles about emblematic cases which have recently appeared before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The first article covers the cases of Valentina Rosendo Cantú and Inés Fernández Ortega, two indigenous women raped by members of the army in 2002. Both women live in a situation of grave insecurity and receive accompaniment from PBI. The second articule details the forced disappearance of Rosendo Radilla in 1974 and the serach for justice which his daughter Tita, who is accompanied by PBI, has carried out.

Bulletin 29 Mexico Before The Inter-American Court (pdf 392 KB)



Bulletin 28 Human Rights Defenders Behind Bars, January 2010

In this publication, PBI has chosen to address the issue of human rights defenders who are imprisoned and accused of committing crimes. We will also deal with political prisoners in Mexico, individuals who are rarely presented by that name. In recent years, we have observed a process in which the distinction between “political prisoner” and “unjustly imprisoned human rights defender” has become murky. PBI aims to highlight cases about which it is directly aware. Here, beyond questions of definitions, we are faced with situations in which defenders, men and women, are either serving jail terms or facing arrest warrants. Many of these warrants are based on dubious legal principles or have been executed with violations of due process.

Bulletin 28 Human Rights Defenders Behind Bars, January 2010 (pdf 9.6 MB)



Bulletin 26 UPR Mexico was evaluated, September 2009

During 2009 Mexico has been subject to a high level of attention at the international level. The United Nations Human Rights Council, in the context of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), has carried out a first review of the respect of fundamental rights in this country. UN bodies, NGOs, the Mexican government as well as 56 states from the international community have all participated in the review.In this Special Bulletin, PBI Mexico hopes to highlight the UPR process, the recommendations accepted by the Mexican government and the concerns of the civil society about the recommendations Mexico refused.

Bulletin 26 UPR Mexico was evaluated, September 2009 (pdf 1.6 MB)



Bulletin 27 Silenced Violence against Human Rights Defenders in the South of Mexico, May 2009

Peace Brigades International (PBI) has maintained an international presence in the municipality of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero since 2003, accompanying indigenous organizations and human rights lawyers who suffer serious threats as a result of their work to defend fundamental rights. With this special bulletin, PBI intends to provide information regarding the particularly difficult situation faced by human rights defenders in Ayutla.

Bulletin 27 Silenced Violence against Human Rights Defenders in the South of Mexico, May 2009 (pdf 2.2 MB)



Bulletin 25 August 2008

Legal Case against the Organization of Indigenous Me`phaa People - Interview with Alejandra Gonzalez Marin - Concern for Legal Cases against Human Rights Defenders - Bordertown: New Threats to "Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa" - PBI presents its Report: Human Rights Defenders in the State of Guerrero

Bulletin 25 August 2008 (pdf 1.0 MB)



Bulletin 24 April 2008

Notes on the Current Situation - Louise Arbour visits Mexico - Sterilized Indigenous People demand Compliance with the CNDH´s Recommendations - The IACHR sends Rosendo Radilla´s Case to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights - Concern about Militarization in Indigenous Regions of Guerrero - PRODESC: Defending Collective Rights: Mining Companies in Mexico

Bulletin 24 April 2008 (pdf 1.0 MB)



Bulletin 16 November 2005

Notes on the current situation – Interview with Celsa VAldovinos- Tita Radilla in Europe - Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 16 November 2005 (pdf 516 KB)



Bulletin 23 January 2008

Notes on the current situation – Incarceration of social leaders and human rights defenders in Guerrero – Mexico before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights – Radio Calenda: serving its community - Interview with Nadin Reyes – Accompaniment of Tlachinollan Human Rights Center in the La Parota case – Serious concern fot the security of the people PBI accompanies – Mexico Project team work/update on PBI Mexico activities

Bulletin 23 January 2008 (pdf 1.1 MB)



Bulletin 18 June 2006

Notes on the current situation – - Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 18 June 2006 (pdf 537 KB)



Bulletin 21 Spring 2007

Notes on the current situation – Community Radio under threat – Collective against Torture and Impunity opens an office in Acapulco – The Guerrero Human rights Network mobilizes against gender violence – Obtilia Eugenio Manuel meets with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – Remains returned to Atoyac of people detained and disappeared during the ‘Dirty War’- Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 21 Spring 2007 (pdf 0.9 MB)



Bulletin 17 March 2006

Notes on the current situation – Cerezo Committee: latest prison transfers – ‘La Parota’: hydroelectric dam project – The Martin Barrios case – Interview with Federico menor Patiño of the human right committee ‘Sembrador de la Esperanza’ – Anniversaries: OMESP and SIPAZ – ‘Human Rights defenders in Mexico’ Workshop-Seminar - Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 17 March 2006 (pdf 1.1 MB)



Bulletin 15 March 2005

Notes on the current situation – Interview with Otilia Eugenio Manuel, OPIM – Interview with Francisco Cerezo, Cerezo Committee - Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 15 March 2005 (pdf 264 KB)



Bulletin 19 September 2006

Notes on the current situation – Pablo Alvarado Flores released – The Cerezos receive death threats – Interview with Obtilia Eugenio Manuel from the Organization of the Indigenous People Me’phaa – The first community radio station in Guerrero – The Organization of Women Ecologist continues to grow – Civilian observation mission in Oaxaca - Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 19 September 2006 (pdf 0.9 MB)



Bulletin 20 Winter 2007

Notes on the current situation – PBI begins a new accompaniment in Guerrero – Militarization in Ayutla’s indigenous communities – Five years since the death of Digna Ochoa y Placido – Tita Radilla talks to PBI about AFADEM’s activities - Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 20 Winter 2007 (pdf 321 KB)



Bulletin 22 Summer 2007

Notes on the current situation – Cerezo Committee receives new threats – OMESP mobilizes to protect the environment – Idigenous people demand justice at the nine year anniversary of the massacre at El Charco – Anniversary of the Aguas Blancas massacre– Ten years working for human rights in Chilapa - Mexico Project team work

Bulletin 22 Summer 2007 (pdf 1.0 MB)


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