National: UNO Supports CONAPRED

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The National Council to Prevent and Eradicate Discrimination (CONAPRED) has been at the center of attention lately, which has resulted in the resignation of the head of this government institution as well as in indications by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) to the effect that the organism could disappear.

The turmoil began when the invitation to Youtuber Chumel Torres to a forum on racism and discrimination, organized by CONAPRED, was openly criticized by the writer and wife of the president, Beatriz Gutierrez Müller. In the end the event was canceled.

In this context, the President of the Republic has made several comments about this institution, one being that he did not even know of its existence, pointing out that these organizations were created by previous governments to simulate that racism and discrimination are being combatted, but that in reality they only use up budget.

Several human rights organizations, on the other hand, have offered their support to the government institution, as well as the United Nations in Mexico, which highlighted that “CONAPRED has been committed to the dissemination of the rights of indigenous peoples and has launched several information campaigns to make the population aware of the discrimination they suffer, always in line with international standards in this area.”

For more information in Spanish:

La ONU expresa su respaldo al Conapred (Educa Oaxaca, 19 de junio de 2020)

AMLO considerará desaparecer el Conapred; dice no es necesario para combatir la discriminación (Animalpolitico, 18 de junio de 2020)

Renuncia titular de Conapred, (Aristegui Noticias, 18 de junio de 2020)

 For more information from SIPAZ: 

National: Government Cuts Paralyze CEAV (June 8, 2020)

National: Cuts for Indigenous Women in Violent Situations(May 15, 2020)

Chiapas: Acts of Violence and Xenophobia against Migrants Expelled by Residents of Pakal-Na Condemned(March 5, 2020)

National/International: Effort to Protect Migrants “Lasted a Few Months”, UNHCHR (November 7, 2019)

 

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