Mexico City, Mexico - October 9, 2013

The first meeting of the day was with Secretaria de Trabajo y Prevension Social (STPS) who we have been working with to tackle the tricky issue of providing oath swearing services in Mexico for a U.S. deposition with Mexican clients who have returned. STPS has shown interest in helping to figure out the oath can be provided in such a way that the testimony provided will be valid under Mexican law as well as in a U.S. court. We are working through a strategy to allow this oath to be administered with STPS’s assistance,  while also looking into a variety of viable options.   
Later in the afternoon Jessica and Griselda met with allies from the Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes-Mexico (SJM) a non-profit whose focus is helping vulnerable migrants in transit through Mexico with a variety of programs and services.  Global Worker’s Defenders have been working with SJM and IMUMI to provide educational outreach in various communities in Puebla and Hidalgo, so it was a good opportunity to discuss the results of those visits and look at next steps.  We are excited to partner with SJM and look forward to many more joint projects. 

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"Tribunal canadiense ordena a empresa indemnizar a trabajadoras mexicanas" (fuente: La Jornada)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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