***MEDIA ADVISORY***

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2020 Contact: Matthew Groch, mgroch@citizen.org, (202) 454-5111 Mexican Labor Activist Susana Prieto, on Eve of Possible  Reimprisonment, and U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-Ill.) Call on Mexican President AMLO and President Trump to Remedy Ongoing Worker Abuses and Low Wages Celebration of New NAFTA Premature: It Won’t Help Workers Absent Action to… Read More ***MEDIA ADVISORY***

In Context: Understanding the Susana Prieto Arrest & the AMLO Response

Special to El Paso News. Many political observers are scratching their heads as to why Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wants to meet with Donald Trump as his first government to government meeting outside of México. López Obrador has refused to travel abroad during his presidency insisting on holding virtual meetings as he keeps to… Read More In Context: Understanding the Susana Prieto Arrest & the AMLO Response

Libertad Para Susana: Remarks at a Press Conference in El Paso, June 20, 2020

By Kathleen (Kathy) Staudt, PhD. I am here to speak with you about lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas who has worked tirelessly for the rights of workers and the improvement of their meager wages at the hundreds of foreign-owned factories—maquiladoras—in Mexico’s northern borderlands, specifically in Cd. Juárez and in Matamoros. Susana is a political prisoner, and… Read More Libertad Para Susana: Remarks at a Press Conference in El Paso, June 20, 2020

Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y Servicios / National Independent Syndicate of Industrial and Service Workers (SNITIS), #LibertadParaSusana, COMUNICADO URGENTE!

Detienen a Susana Prieto Terrazas, defensora de derechos laborales y abogada del Sindicato Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y Servicios (SNITIS). Exigimos su liberación. Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas, labor rights defender and lawyer for the National Independent Syndicate of of Industrial and Service Workers (SNITIS) has been detained. We, the undersigned organizations and individuals… Read More Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y Servicios / National Independent Syndicate of Industrial and Service Workers (SNITIS), #LibertadParaSusana, COMUNICADO URGENTE!

Labor Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas Arrested in Matamoros

By Miguel Juarez, Editor Noticias Fronteradice reported that El Pasoan and Labor Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas has been detained in Matamoros and has been taken to Victoria, Tamaulipas, the state capital to be arraigned.  She has been accused of trumped charges against public servants, riots and threat and coercion of individuals by the Attorney General… Read More Labor Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas Arrested in Matamoros

“Forgotten: Women of Juarez” Podcast Launches On iHeartRadio on June 1, 2020

“Forgotten: Women of Juarez,” recounts the murders of women on the U.S./Mexican border.  The new podcast will premiere on June 1st.   There have been numerous books, films and news and magazine articles on the topic since the 1990s.  Murders of women continue to this day. The news release for the series states: This series… Read More “Forgotten: Women of Juarez” Podcast Launches On iHeartRadio on June 1, 2020

Mexican Workers Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

In an article titled: “La pandemia sigue el rastro de la desigualdad en México,” El Pais describes how Covid-19 is affecting workers Mexican workers. The article states Covid-19 crossed over from the United States but it doesn’t mention how other countries contributed to the spread of the virus. https://elpais.com/sociedad/2020-05-19/la-pandemia-sigue-el-rastro-de-la-desigualdad-en-mexico.html?fbclid=IwAR1_IjD4vkGSAJ95FHu5l3NLKGC5mK4GmrDbWnfch9laLbU-XZkfd65JRkk