2020 annual report

2020 has been a year that we will never forget and that brought us countless challenges.


“There can not be development while our rights are being violated” The struggle of the indigenous communities of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec against the Interoceanic Corridor project and its industrial development hubs.

The midday sun burns relentlessly on the small patio of Santa María Mixtequilla (SMM) in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where 50 people have gathered. Some of the women try to keep cool with paper fans, while the men wear large sombreros to alleviate the heat of Istmo. An elderly man stands up and speaks decisively, while the crowd shows their support for his words with subtle movements of their heads: “they want to pay us for a metre of land with the value of a kilo of tortillas”.


PBI felicita al Espacio OSC por sus 10 años de incansable labor a favor de las personas defensoras y periodistas en México

Del 17 al 19 de mayo pasado, se celebró en CDMX la Jornada internacional por el derecho a defender derechos y la libertad de expresión.
Organizada por el Espacio OSC, la jornada se realizó en el marco de su décimo aniversario e inició con la realización de un seminario internacional en el cual participaron expertos y expertas internacionales, personas defensoras, periodistas y autoridades mexicanas, en el que se dialogó sobre distintas experiencias de creación de políticas públicas de protección en la región latinoamericana.


The struggles for land and territory in the birthplace of Emiliano Zapata

"In the face of forgetfulness, which contributes to oppression and marginalization, the weapon of memory is vindicated. Memory is fundamental in the life of peoples, since it prevents us from falling into oblivion. Through memory we give meaning and, therefore, stability to human existence. In memory the land is much more than a productive space, since it is full of symbols and endearing references, that is why the old people of Temoac vehemently exclaim 'this land cost blood' in reference to the Zapatista deed 'and that is why it is not for sale'.


Choréachi: Remaining in Sierra Tarahumara means caring for life

Deep in the mountains of Western Sierra Madre, in the North East of Mexico, is the rarámuri community of Choréachi, located in the municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo, over 16 hours away from Chihuahua. Choréachi is located between the states of Sinaloa, Durango and Chihuahua, in a rocky and mountainous area with dangerous and difficult-to-access dirt roads.



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