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NewsManuel Mendez Guzman Discusses Ending Human Rights Violations in Mexico

Marlboro,VT (Feb. 15, 2007)—Manuel Mendez Guzman presents a discussion about human rights violations and the alternative organizations that are working to end abuse on Tuesday, March 6, at 4:30 in the World Studies Lounge at the World Studies Center at Marlboro College.

Guzman is a member of the Red de Defensores Communitarios por los Derechos Humanos (Community Human Rights Defenders Network).  His talk, Communities Confronting Globalization: Autonomy and Human Rights will be presented in Spanish with an English translation.

Guzman will discuss human rights abuses, their relationship to globalization, NAFTA, as well as Plan Puebla Panama.

Since the Zapatista uprising in 1994, the Mexican military and paramilitaries have waged a counter insurgency war against the Zapatista and supporting communities. Thirteen years after the uprising, communities in Mexico are developing new forms of resistance.

The Red de Defensores por los Derechos Humanos (Community Human Rights Defenders Network) operates as an autonomous human rights model in which community members who suffer human rights abuses from the army, paramilitaries and the federal government assume control of their own defense.

For more details, contact Beverly Behrmann in the Marlboro College World Studies office at (802) 258-9220, behrmann@marlboro.edu.

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