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Para su publicación inmediata: 18 de Abril 2017
Para más información contactar a: Sofia Chávez Arce, schavez@casacem.org ,  Tel Guadalajara (33) 3615 4499

Led by Red de Acción sobre Plaguicidas y Alternativas en México (RAPAM), IPEN Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Red de Acción en Plaguicidas y sus Alternativas de América Latina (RAP-AL), NGOs and academics sent letters to the Argentine, Chilean and Mexican authorities to urge them to support the nomination of paraquat (a toxic herbicide), chrysotile asbestos (a carcinogen) and other substanc

    •    Existen 300 conflictos mineros en todo el país que vulneran  derechos de los pueblos
    •    Estado mexicano privilegia explotación de recursos naturales a favor de intereses privados: ONG
 

A collective letter from 20 civil society organizations and 20 academics from diferent universities in Mexico was delivered today to the Secretariats of Foreign Affairs, Environment, Health and Agriculture to support the proposal to build a Global Alliance for the Phase-Out of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) at the upcoming 4th International Conference on Chemicals Management. See more information and media coverage below:

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INTERNATIONAL INDIAN TREATY COUNCIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

   CONTACT:  Roberto Borrero, IITC Communications Coordinator, Roberto@treatycouncil.org

 

THE UNITED NATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD FINDS VIOLATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IMPACTING INDIGENOUS CHILDREN IN RIO YAQUI SONORA MEXICO

Pesticide Action Network in Mexico (RAPAM), an IPEN member, organized a National Forum on Agroecological Alternatives to   Endosulfan with environment and agriculture government authorities, agricultural Universities and academics from November-20-21 in the University of Puebla (BUAP).

Con preocupación nos enteramos del interés que tienen el Ayuntamiento del municipio de Empalme y la empresa WestFab de México, de instalar una planta de gasificación para convertir la basura en energía: la falsa premisa de que esta es energía limpia y que no contamina.

International Day Against Pesticide Use

 

En el día internacional del no uso de plaguicidas y a un año del gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto se requiere un cambio de políticas para proteger a la población y el ambiente en el control de plagas y la producción de alimentos

 

Childrens’ Neurotoxicity in communities exposed to cement and other industries in Apaxco-Atotonilco

Centro de Diagnostico y Alternativas para Afectados por Tóxicos (CEDAAT) conducted research and public awareness activities to help communities in their demands against pollution coming from the ECOLTEC plant (a waste facility that produced fuel for cement kilns) in Mexico. ECOLTEC declared in an Environmental Impact Assessment that they would produce Volatile Organic Compounds, and the standard for cement kilns includes a series of dangerous heavy metals.

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