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What for Mexico After Trump’s Election?

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START DATE 23 February 2017
START TIME 05:30pm

Room C217, College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 23 February 2017
END TIME 07:30pm

Come and participate in Middlesex University's Latin American Studies Research Group’s seminar and hear from Rupert Knox and Lupita Valdez

President Trump's declared intention to review its free trade agreement with Mexico, to expel 11 million illegal immigrants (mostly Mexican) and building a wall in its southern border with Mexico bodes very badly for Mexico.

This is so especially given the internal state of chaos that besets this Latin America nation, engulfed in a severe economic and human rights crisis, with its society dominated by murderous drug cartels and being placed under the corrosive grip of widespread corruption.

Come and participate in Middlesex University's Latin American Studies Research Group’s seminar and hear from our distinguished guest speakers: Rupert Knox (University of Sheffield) and Lupita Valdez (Justice for Mexico) will take you through Mexico's labyrinth, delivering their respective talks “Human Rights in Mexico” and “Campaigning in the UK for Human Rights in Mexico”.

Speaker details:

Rupert Knox

Rupert Knox, The University of Sheffield. His research project is focused on the role of social media in the process of recent social movements making human rights claims in contemporary Mexico.

It is an interdisciplinary project, which addresses political and social change in Mexico along with the facilitating and constraining uses of digital technology.

Rupert was formerly at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, where he was responsible for field research into a wide range of human rights violations in Mexico between 2002 and 2014 and authored many of the organizations reports on the Mexican human rights situation.

Lupita Valdez

Lupita Valdez, founding member of Justice Mexico Now and of YoSoy132 Londres. Justice Mexico Now is a UK-based grassroots organisation working to raise awareness in the UK of the human rights and violence crisis that Mexico is facing.

This is a public event and everyone is welcome to attend.

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