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Eva Lucero Rivero Ortiz

HRD & la portavoz
Unión Cívica Democrática de Barrios Colonias y Comunidades – UCIDEBACC

Eva Lucero Rivero Ortiz es la portavoz de la Unión Cívica Democrática de Barrios Colonias y Comunidades – UCIDEBACC. La UCIDEBACC fue fundada en Pinotepa Nacional hace más de 20 años y lucha por la autonomía y el respecto de los derechos de los pueblos de la Costa de Oaxaca. Desde 2001, han creado una colonia donde viven aproximadamente 400 familias de manera autónoma. La organización atribuye la agudización del hostigamiento sufrido en los últimos meses como vinculada a su lucha en contra de la construcción de una tienda departamental “Coppel” en terrenos municipales.

Mexico

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.