Experts: Triqui dad in Greenfield followed culture’s marriage tradition

Fourteen-year-old girl offered to man, 18, in exchange for dowry January 20, 2009 Experts who have lived among and studied the Triqui people of Oaxaca, Mexico believe that what happened to a Greenfield family, who authorities say allowed their 14-year-old daughter to live with a man as husband and wife, is a tragic misunderstanding of an honored tradition. The Monterey […]

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January 23, 2009 at 0 comments

FIOB’s STATEMENT ON THE CASE OF MARCELINO DE JESUS MARTINEZ

Los Angeles, California, January 14, 2009 Contacts: Gaspar Rivera-Salgado (FIOB) Phone: (310) 206-3910 (Los Angeles) Rufino Dominguez-Santos (CBDIO) Phone: (559) 499-1178 (Fresno) STATEMENT ON THE INDIGENOUS TRIQUI IN GREENFIELD The Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations (FIOB) and the Binational Center for the Development of Indigenous Oaxacans (CBDIO) join forces to inform the media and the general public about their position […]

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January 15, 2009 at 0 comments

Justice at the Margins

Justice at the Margins

CRLA attorneys assist migrant farmworkers from Mexico’s indigenous communities. By David Bacon Erasto Vasquez was surprised to see a forklift appear one morning outside his trailer near a rural crossroads in the grapevines southwest of Fresno. He and his neighbors pleaded with the driver, but to no avail: The forklift proceeded to uproot the fence Vasquez had built around his […]

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June 1, 2008 at 0 comments