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UN agencies condemn violence against Mexican peace activists | UN News Centre

6 December 2011 – Two United Nations agencies have strongly condemned the recent murder of a Mexican peace activist and the attempted killing of the chief of a women’s rights organization in the same country and called on the Government to investigate and prosecute those responsible. Nepomuceno Moreno Núñez, a member of the Peace with Justice and Dignity Movement, was ...

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Mexican government rejects war crimes allegations | guardian.co.uk

The Mexican government has threatened legal action against activists who reported its president and his top officials to the international criminal court for alleged war crimes in the fight against drug gangs. President Felipe Calderón’s office called the accusations “absurd” and said the security policy of a democratic state that investigates human rights abuses could not be compared to the ...

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Activists accuse Mexican president of war crimes in drug crackdown | guardian.co.uk

Mexican human rights activists have asked the international criminal court to investigate President Felipe Caldéron, as well as top officials and the country’s most-wanted drug trafficker, accusing them of allowing subordinates to kill, torture and kidnap civilians. Netzai Sandoval, a Mexican human rights lawyer, filed a complaint with the ICC in The Hague on Friday, requesting an investigation of the ...

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Mexico’s Newest Export to US May Be Water | The AP via Common Dreams

SAN DIEGO — Mexico ships televisions, cars, sugar and medical equipment to the United States. Soon, it may be sending water north. Western states are looking south of the border for water to fill drinking glasses, flush toilets and sprinkle lawns, as four major U.S. water districts help plan one of two huge desalination plant proposals in Playas de Rosarito, ...

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MEXICO: Peace Movement Meets Zapatistas | IPS ipsnews.net

PALENQUE, Mexico, Sep 19, 2011 (IPS) – The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, headed by Mexican writer Javier Sicilia, travelled through southeastern Mexico and reached the heart of the territory controlled by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), bringing a message of solidarity. Sicilia and other relatives of victims of the wave of violence triggered by the militarisation ...

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Mexico: Indigenous women win first step in fight over military rape case | Amnesty International

For more than nine years, two Indigenous women in Mexico have taken on the military and the authorities to demand justice after they were raped by soldiers in the southern state of Guerrero in 2002. Despite a lengthy investigation and Inter-American Court rulings in favour of Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú last August, their attackers have remained at ...

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Mexico ex-gang member works to tackle Juarez violence | BBC News

Ciudad Juarez saw 3,000 drug-related murders in 2010, according to the attorney general’s office in Chihuahua – a dramatic rise since 2007 when 300 killings were registered. Most of the victims were male and most were under 30. “Young people don’t expect to live beyond 22, 23 or 24. Because you may end up in prison, or because you may ...

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A Mexican Poet’s March for Peace | New America Media

The “march” — as it is euphemistically called — is the talk of Mexico’s media and slowly drawing international attention. After Mexican poet Javier Sicilia’s son, Juan Francisco, and several of his friends were senselessly murdered on March 28 by a drug gang in Morelos, the poet has drawn crowds to his public demonstrations of grief and anger in Cuernavaca ...

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