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Mapping violent conflicts in the Mexican extractive industry

October 28, 2019

Organizations such as Global Witness report the increasing rates of human rights violations against land and environmental defenders around the world. From 2016, Latin America is considered one of the global regions reporting higher number of cases and Mexico is not exempted from this pattern. Since the new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, took office in December 2018, 18 murders of this kind have been reported. Community members, journalists, NGO staff and indigenous people are commonly the victims and increasingly women are doubly affected when other types of gender violence intersect their activism.

Valeria Guarneros-Meza
De Montfort University

Gisela Zaremberg
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)

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