February 7, 2001 |
In a gesture welcomed by human rights activists, Mexican President Vicente Fox met Tuesday with supporters of two environmental activists imprisoned here and asked his lawyers to review their case for possible injustices, government officials said.
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December 11, 2000 |
A group of Los Angeles environmentalists, politicians and activists has begun lobbying for the release of two Mexican farmers who led efforts to save a forest near their village. Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera, who were convicted of drug trafficking this year, are the focus of a national campaign coordinated by the Sierra Club and Amnesty International.
June 18, 2000 |
Just a few miles outside the United States, six American men live a world away. Crowded into a damp and stuffy 10-by-18-foot windowless cell, the men pass around well-read copies of U.S. newspapers and wait for the weekly aid package that helps them survive in the Tijuana prison known as "El Pueblito," or the Little Village. Home to more U.S.
April 6, 2000 |
Imprisoned "peasant ecologist" leader Rodolfo Montiel has won the prestigious $125,000 Goldman Environmental Prize. Montiel, 44, led a band of peasants fighting to protect forests in Guerrero state. The prize was one of six the San Francisco-based Goldman Environmental Foundation awards annually.
November 11, 1999 |
Eleven days after a Marine sergeant was jailed in Baja California, Mexico, for weapons violations after inadvertently driving across the border while on duty, a group of U.S. congressmen demanded his immediate release Wednesday. Sgt. Brian Johnston, 23, assigned to a transportation battalion at Camp Pendleton, had been sent by his superiors to the San Ysidro border crossing to pick up two Marines and mistakenly got into a traffic lane that took him into Mexico, said Navy spokesman Lt.
January 9, 1999 |
A government human rights commission has found that two Huichol Indians charged with killing a U.S. journalist were illegally detained and possibly tortured by soldiers. Under Mexican law, soldiers are not allowed to arrest civilians in criminal cases.