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Mexican Human Rights Defenders Speak Out
Date Friday September 23
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley Multicultural Center, 220 MLK Jr. Student Union
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorJohn Lindsay-Poland
Alejandro Ramos of Guerrero and Gerardo Espinoza of Chiapas will address human rights of Mexican communities and Central American migrants in Mexico and how the United States affects them.

In the ‘drug war’ in Mexico promoted by the United States, more than 150,000 people have been killed and another 27,000 forcibly disappeared since 2007. The case of 43 Ayotzinapa student teachers disappeared in Guerrero in 2014 uncovered massive crimes against humanity in Guerrero and across Mexico. Human rights attorney Alejandro Ramos of the ‘Morelos y Pavón’ Human Rights Center defends families of disappeared and others in Guerrero affected by
violence.

Central Americans fleeing violence in their own countries arrive in Mexico seeking protection. Instead, spurred by Washington’s policies, Mexican agents increasingly detain and deport them situations of acute danger. Gerardo Espinoza of the Fray Matías Human Rights Center in Tapachula, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, works to protect migrants seeking refuge in Mexico. These human rights defenders will bring fresh testimony from Mexico and what we can
do in the United States.

For information: John Lindsay-Poland, jlindsay-poland [at] afsc.org, 510-282-8983
Added to the calendar on Thursday Sep 8th, 2016 1:23 PM
§Mexican Human Rights Defenders Speak Out
by Nancy Tubbs, nancy_tubbs@fullcalendar.com Saturday Sep 10th, 2016 11:05 AM
UC Berkeley Multicultural Center
220 MLK Jr. Student Union
Berkeley, CA 94720

Alejandro Ramos of Guerrero and Gerardo Espinoza of Chiapas will address human rights of Mexican communities and Central American migrants in Mexico and how the United States affects them.

In the 'drug war' in Mexico promoted by the United States, more than 150,000 people have been killed and another 27,000 forcibly disappeared since 2007. The case of 43 Ayotzinapa student teachers disappeared in Guerrero in 2014 uncovered massive crimes against humanity in Guerrero and across Mexico. Human rights attorney Alejandro Ramos of the 'Morelos y Pavon' Human Rights Center defends families of disappeared and others in Guerrero affected by violence.

Central Americans fleeing violence in their own countries arrive in Mexico seeking protection. Instead, spurred by Washington's policies, Mexican agents increasingly detain and deport them situations of acute danger. Gerardo Espinoza of the Fray Matias Human Rights Center in Tapachula, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, works to protect migrants seeking refuge in Mexico. These human rights defenders will bring fresh testimony from Mexico and what we can do in the United States.

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