Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Information in Mexico

When? Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 4pm (EST), 3pm (Mexico City).

Video recording in Spanish below. Please choose closed captions – settings for either Spanish subtitles or English translation.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Roxana Rosas, Associate Researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Saúl Ramírez, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • José Enrique Victoria Saavedra, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Azcapotzalco (UAM-A)

Moderator: Juan Vega, Head of the Northeast Section for Research and Faculty, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Rapporteuse: Lourdes Quiroa, Colegio de México

In Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico has unfortunately become one of the countries most badly hit by the pandemic. Beyond the news headlines, the situation within the country reflects how the pandemic has brought to the fore fundamental problems disproportionately affecting indigenous peoples. Speakers discussed the plight of indigenous peoples in the country specially regarding issues related to access to any reliable and trustworthy sources of information for vulnerable groups in the middle of a pandemic.

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