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“Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas y Megaproyectos en el Istmo de Tehuantepec, Mexico/Indigenous Rights and Megaprojects in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Mexico”
October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
About the speaker: Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez is a Mexican human rights defender and member of the Assembly of the Indigenous Peoples of the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Defense of Land and Territory, in the Santa María Xadani municipality, Tehuantepec Isthmus, Oaxaca. She is also a member of the movement of Civil Resistance against High-Electricity Prices, who has faced significant threats against her because of her human rights work.
About the presentation: Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez has precautionary protection measures awarded by the Office for the Defense of Human Rights from the Oaxaca state-government since 14 November 2011 for her having been assaulted by state police during her work of informing indigenous communities regarding their rights to property of land.