The directive council of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights on Wednesday 2 March named Víctor Hugo López Rodríguez director of the center for the next three years. He has worked at the center for five years; he was born in the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas and is an indigenous Tzeltal man who studied communication.
It was reported at a press-conference that the directive council “has charged the new director with strengthening the spirit of the mission of Frayba, continuing with the legacy of the founder, Tatic (father, in Tzeltal) Samuel Ruíz García, amplyifying the center’s concern to national issues, and continuing with the accompaniment of subject-constructors and -defenders of their rights.”
It was stressed that the mission of the said Center is to walk alongside the poor, excluded, and organized peoples who seek to go beyond the economic and political conditions in which they find themselves.
For more information (in Spanish):
Nombran a nuevo director de Centro en Chiapas, El Universal (2/ 3/ 2011)
Víctor Hugo López, nuevo director del Frayba, La Jornada (3/3/ 2011)