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Eva Lucero Rivero Ortiz

HRD & Spokesperson
Civic and Democratic Union of Neighbourhoods, Settlements and Communities

Eva Lucero Rivero Ortiz is the spokesperson for the Unión Cívica Democrática de Barrios Colonias y Comunidades – UCIDEBACC (Civic and Democratic Union of Neighbourhoods, Settlements and Communities). UCIDEBACC works against the construction of a “Coppell” department store on municipal land in Pinotepa, Nacional, Oaxaca.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists in Mexico are subject to intimidation, legal harassment, arbitrary detention, death threats, acts of physical aggression, enforced disappearances and killings as a result of their activities in defence of human rights and the exercise of freedom of expression and journalism.

Disappearances are endemic in Mexico, often happening with collusion from the state. HRDs working on the issue face serious risk, up to and including death. HRDs working in the defence of territory, particularly indigenous territory, face a similar level of risk. They are criminalised, imprisoned, defamed, and often killed. Journalists working on any of these issues, or issues related to the drugs trade and the government's complicity in this, also run the risk of losing their lives.