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Human Rights Video Weekly: Brazil, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico

From the Papua New Guinean police force, to the heart of Mexico’s cartel territory, to the occupied favelas of Rio de Janeiro, we share recent citizen videos from these locations and more.

The Cost of A Border Surge? 5,000 Dead and Counting

A new documentary shows the human cost of immigration through the stories of migrants’ remains found in the Sonoran desert, and through those who work to identify them.

Victims of the Latin American War on Drugs Make the Case for Reform

Latin American drug policies have made no dent in the drug trade; instead they have taken a tremendous toll on human lives. In 2009, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) embarked on an ambitious project to document the real impact of Latin America’s “war on drugs” and to show its human cost through the video testimoniesof the victims themselves.

Mexico: Peoples’ Tribunal Confirms “Gross Violations” in Dam Projects

Communities harmed by dam projects in Mexico won an important victory. A panel of international experts serving as judges for the Mexico chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) recognized a pattern of “gross and systematic human rights violations” in the construction of dams throughout Mexico over the past 40 years. More than 185,000 people have been forcibly evicted.

Dam-Affected Communities in Mexico Take Government to Peoples’ Tribunal

On November 5-6, many of our local partners fighting forced evictions in Mexico will travel to the small town of Temacapulín, in Jalisco state, to tell their stories to an international panel of judges representing the Mexico chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT).

Major Victory for Activists Fighting the La Parota Dam in Mexico

After nearly 10 years of campaigning to save their homes and lands, our partners from the CECOP network in Mexico are celebrating a significant victory on the path to the definitive cancellation of the La Parota dam project. If built, the dam would forcibly evict at least 25,000 campesinos and small farmers from their lands and negatively impact an additional 75,000 people due to environmental changes downstream and throughout the region.

People Before Profit: New Video on Global Forced Evictions

New video People Before Profit – bringing communities across the world together to tell the global story of forced evictions. WITNESS has supported forced evictions campaigns for more than 10 years. During this time, these projects have amplified the voices of communities across the world. For World Habitat Day we are bringing many of these voices together for the first time to tell another story.

Mexico Partners Use Video to Pressure Governor, Influence Media, Document Protests

A few weeks ago, I met our forced evictions campaign partners in Mexico and we traveled together to Temacapulín, a small community in the mountains of Jalisco state that has been fighting its own eviction for several years due to the construction of the El Zapotillo Dam.

World Habitat Day Is About People: Their Struggles, Their Strategies

As I shared in an earlier post, Global Networks Unite on Forced Evictions, WITNESS, our partner the Habitat International Coalition and 6 other networks working on housing and land rights have organized World Habitat Days – six weeks (16 September – 31 October) to bring attention and activism to forced evictions, land grabbing and activists at risk.


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