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Mexican activist Gustavo Castro will speak about the Resistance's Criminalization in Much More May (21/05/2018)

This Tuesday, May 22, at 8:00 pm and at the Palacio Molina, the Mucho Más Mayo festival, organized by the Department of Culture of the City of Cartagena, has scheduled the talk of the Mexican sociologist and activist Gustavo Castro, who will speak on "Criminalization of resistances, ecosocial struggle scenarios in Latin America".

The event will feature the presentation of anthropologist David Avilés, and has the collaboration of Cartagena Piensa and Sierra Minera Foundation.

At the time when investments invade the countries in Latin America, disputing the territories of the indigenous and peasant peoples, the movements resist not being robbed of so much violence, criminalization and violation of human rights.

In spite of it, the towns continue looking for strategies and alternatives to construct a world where we fit all the worlds.

Mexican sociologist and activist Gustavo Castro Soto is the founder of the organization Otros Mundos AC, based in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

He is a member of the International Social and Cultural Rights Network (DESC International Network), member of the National Coordination of the Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (Rema), member of the Mesoamerican Movement against the Mining Extractive Model (M4), member of the Mexican Movement against Dams and in Defense of the Rivers (MAPDER) and the Latin American Network against Dams (REDLAR).

He is a direct witness to the assassination in 2016, presumably by the company DESA of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran land and environment activist and leader of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPIHN).

Gustavo Castro currently, together with his family, is expatriated in Spain for security reasons with the collaboration of Amnesty International.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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