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Where We Work
PBI has an office in Mexico City that not only coordinates the project's activities and maintains contact with embassies and authorities. In Mexico City PBI also accompanies Emiliana, Alejandro and Francisco Cerezo Contreras, members of the Cerezo Committee.
PBI has received several petitions for accompaniment from the state of Oaxaca since its inception. In October 2008, PBI opened a local office in Oaxaca City in order to better respond to these petitions and currently accompanies three organisations in the state.
PBI has received requests for accompaniment from human rights defenders in various states of the republic since the organization arrived in Mexico. However, it was in 2009 with the outbreak of violence in the country – especially in relation to the “war against drug trafficking” - that organizations from more states began to request the assistance of PBI, asking for international presence and accompaniment. After a careful analysis was carried out in 2012, PBI decided to open a permanent team of volunteers to accompany organizations in the northern border states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. The team has had a permanent office in Chihuahua City since August 2013.
PBI has been present in the state of Guerrero since 2001 and currently accompanies a variety of organizations including indigenous groups, environmentalists, and human rights organizations.
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