Since 2000 Mexico has been considered democratic by the international community, but there is evidence that the authoritarian abuses of the past continue to take place on the ground.
View the Amnesty International report on the abuses in San Salvador Atenco here - amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR41/028/2006 and Oaxaca here - amnesty.org/en/library/info/AMR41/031/2007.
General information about human rights in Mexico can be found here: hrw.org/americas/mexico.
Read about a campaign bringing both communities in San Salvador Atenco and Oaxaca together here: elenemigocomun.net/2009/05/atenco-oaxaca/.
More about the women of San Salvador Atenco here: blog.amnestyusa.org/women/write-a-thon-series-the-women-of-atenco/ and here aiusaoc.org/irvine/atenco.html.