February 2008

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Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico February 7, 2008

Global Workers is excited to announce that it will conduct its first sending-country advocate training April 27-30 in Tapachula. We traveled to Tapachula to coordinate logistics for the training with a local NGO advocate partner, the Friar Matias Center for Human Rights. 25 lawyers and legal assistants from southern Mexico (Chiapas and Oaxaca) will be invited to attend this inaugural training. After years of laying the ground work, Global Workers is in the position to officially launch the Transnational Migrant Defender Network.

Oaxaca, Mexico February 10, 2008

Oaxaca is the second state in Mexico where the Transnational Migrant Defender Network will launch in Mexico. This trip was to identify the partner organizations to invite to the first advocate training scheduled for the end of April in Chiapas. Oaxaca is a fascinating state. Highly organized with a myriad of NGOs and civil society groups, it was a challenge to narrow the potential partners. The section of Oaxaca that is the source of the most migrants is in the north west area where the Mixtec indigenous people live.

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