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Combating Insecurity and Demanding Justice: Indigenous Communities in Mexico

August 12, 2021

With 25.7 million Indigenous-identifying individuals and over 68 nationally recognized native languages, Mexico boasts one of the largest Indigenous populations in all of Latin America. These distinct communities are linguistically, culturally, and geographically varied; however, they face shared challenges to their security and access to justice. In this video explainer, the Mexico Institute explores the status of Indigenous peoples in Mexico, including recent developments concerning persecution, forced displacement, and rights violations in the justice system.

This video was produced by Isabella Canavá and James Chabin 

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The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more