Oaxacan Center for Hearing and Language Rehabilitation, CORAL A.C.

Saúl Fuentes commented that he has been participating in CORAL, A.C. for 11 years, and has spent more than 30 years working with people with hearing disabilities. Currently they are conducting a fundraiser to continue their work with this population.

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PART I, CARTOGRAPHY OF MINING PROJECTS

Servicios Universitarios y Redes de Conocimientos en Oaxaca (SURCO) presents the first part of the research carried out this year 2018, which analyzed 15 mining projects in Oaxaca. This work focuses on 7 projects of the U.S. mining company Gold Resource Corp (GRC), whose subsidiary in Mexico is Don David Gold Mexico S.A. de C.V., its area of influence includes municipalities of Central Valleys and the Sierra Sur in the state of Oaxaca.

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GOLD RESOURCE CORP or DON DAVID GOLD MEXICO MINING PROJECTS

Servicios Universitarios y Redes de Conocimientos en Oaxaca (SURCO), presents the first part of the research carried out on mining projects in Oaxaca. This research focuses on the U.S. mining company Gold Resource Corp (GRC), with Don David Gold México S.A. de C.V. as a subsidiary in Mexico. Its area of influence includes the municipalities of Valles Centrales and Sierra Sur in the state of Oaxaca.

About This Work

The concern originated after reviewing several tables of mining projects in the state of Oaxaca, most issued by requests for access to public information and others by the State Mining Panorama. These databases lack a breakdown of the concessions that make up each project. In addition, in many cases they only mention one municipality for each project, although the concessions cover more than one municipality; in other cases they mention municipalities that are not part of the concession area. In addition, there are various data related to mining projects in official sources that contradict each other.

This material is intended to be a tool to clearly locate mining projects in Oaxaca. The main product of this study is a map showing the projects with their respective concessions and concession titles. This visualizes the municipalities affected by the concessions, and therefore, by the mining projects. The map we present highlights in beige the concessions in the area that belong to other companies and are not part of the GRC projects.

Methodological process

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PART II, CARTOGRAPHY OF MINING PROJECTS

The second part of this investigation takes mining projects in communal territories and municipalities in the district of Ixtlán in the Sierra Norte region of Oaxaca. Of the 38 concessions in this region, 36 touch the district of Ixtlán, according to the Cartografía Minera de la Secretaría de Economía.

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About this work

The main purpose of this work was to define and locate more clearly the projects El Roble, Lachatao and Geranio. The map illustrates these three mining projects of the Canadian company First Mining Gold Corp. (FMGC), as well as the the Natividad and Anexas concessions, and other concessions in the same area.

FMGC is a Canadian enterprise that has 25 mining projects in Canada, Mexico and the United States, which can be found in phases of exploration and development. Until now, they have not had any mines in operation. Their principal focus is gold.

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Alternative educational experiences and strategies for teachers in the face of school violence.

We congratulate the recent publication of the members of Consorcio Oaxaca “Experiencias alternativas de educación y estrategias para docentes frente a la violencia escolar” a product of a collective effort. Diverse actors contributed, including SURCO, who shared lived experiences from el Centro de Estudios Universitarios; a university project promoted and maintained by the community of […]

We congratulate the recent publication of the members of Consorcio Oaxaca “Experiencias alternativas de educación y estrategias para docentes frente a la violencia escolar” a product of a collective effort. Diverse actors contributed, including SURCO, who shared lived experiences from el Centro de Estudios Universitarios; a university project promoted and maintained by the community of Santa Maria Yaviche.

“Those of us who subscribe to this material are convinced that there is a great potential in children and adolescents to transform the situations of violence that currently exist. Not because we think that they are the future, but because we know that they are the present…In they spaces that they inhabit, particularly in school, they already face different types of violence that are a reflection of who live in their own homes, neighborhoods, cities, or communities. Understanding and dealing with these forms of violence is essential in order to more respectfully and longingly accompany the children and youth with whom we work” – Concorcio Oaxaca

We invite you to download and read the following reflections in order to nourish the educational work because we believe that the reflections and collective constructions help build knowledge. We also ask that you share with those that you know so that they can be read by more people.

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Arizona and Oaxaca. A meeting through the university.

On Sunday March 3rd the students at the University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies had their first session of talks in Oaxaca at SURCO.

On Sunday March 3rd the students at the University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies had their first session of talks in Oaxaca at SURCO.

On the 4th, 5th and 6th, the students traveled to Sierra Juárez to exchange experiences and knowledge with students from CEUXHIDZA. CEUXHIDZA hosted, and lent their facilities for the exchange.

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Summer Program in Oaxaca

Looking to study abroad this summer? Join us in Oaxaca for the 20th edition of the Social and Environmental Justice program. The program is sponsored by the Univeristy of Kentucky and the University of Arizona and open to students from any university.

Looking to study abroad this summer? Check out the Social and Environmental Justice in Oaxacan! Students from all US universities are encouraged to apply. If you study outside the US and are interested in the program, please send an email to the program director, Oliver Froehling at oliver.froehling@gmail.com.

The capital city of Oaxaca acts as the home for this dynamic program, as we journey to a number of communities throughout the state exploring topics that include: land tenure, social justice struggles, “green” energy, mining, neoliberalism, identity politics, migration, eco-technologies, gender equality and identity, coffee production, social and artisan cooperatives, non-governmental organizations, etc. During the first five weeks of the program, classes are dedicated to these topics and to developing a small independent research project that you will carry out during the last few weeks of the program. Lecture based classes are limited, and many class hours are spent in the field, visiting with community leaders, activists, non-profit organizations, community radios, etc.

Assignments are interactive and flexible in nature, giving you the time and space to explore your personal and academic interests while in Oaxaca as you earn between 10 and 12 academic credits. The last three weeks of the program consist of an indepent research project on the subject of your choice. To see where the program took students this summer, check out this video from the 2017 program, and for more information about costs, dates, and class credits check out the UK and UA program application links below.

Planning early will allow you to take advantage of scholarship opportunities and purchase a plane ticket. Past students have found plane tickets for as low as $350 dollars round trip when booked in advance. For a full list of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, speak with your academic advisor or education abroad office.

Apply through the University of Arizona until Feb. 25th:(Arizona Application Link)

Apply through the University of Kentucky until May 1st: (Kentucky Application Link)