Human Rights

Torture, Forced Displacement, Arbitrary Arrests and Violations of Right to Land: The Cocktail of Violence that Beseiges Chiapas

In this article from El País, Alejandro Santos Cid analyses the latest report from the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights and pulls together the threads that link the megaprojects of the Mexican government, human rights abuses, migration, militarization and the surge in organized crime in Chiapas. He does so in the context of the recent Sur Resiste caravan and the resistance of the Zapatista communities and the National Indigenous Congress to the death projects.

What is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border?

As the U.S. ends the Title 42 provision rejecting asylum seekers due to the COVID public health emergency, this article describes the current status at the U.S. Mexico Border.

As the policy comes to a close, the UNHCR and IOM express concern about new restrictions affecting access to asylum for refugees and migrants in the Americas under the Biden administration.

108 Thousand Migrants Have Entered Chiapas in Three Months

The migration catastrophe continues with all of the knock-on effects that it is having in the state of Chiapas. Official figures from the National Institute of Migration put the number of migrants at over 100,000 in the first three months of this year. The real numbers are, of course, much higher. As part of its ongoing collaboration with the Frayba human rights organization, Schools for Chiapas is currently recruiting volunteers to work at the Salto del Agua migrant center in Chiapas. If you would like to find out more, please visit our website at https://schoolsforchiapas.org/become-a-human-rights-observer/

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