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Intercambio #10. EROSION OF THE RIGHTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, criminalization of social protest in Latin America

The seriousness of the dispossession of the social and political rights of the world’s peoples that accompanies neoliberal capitalism’s deepening economic crisis, requires an analysis of current trends. It is important to examine the experiences of resistance and construction of alternatives by social movements in the face of an alarming ascent of authoritarian regimes of a neo-fascist nature, such as that led by Donald Trump in the United States. As we will see throughout the pages of this issue of Intercambio, one of the sectors that in the last decade has especially suffered the criminalization of its struggles and the imposition of politics of exclusion and discrimination is youth. Those that find themselves in the education sector – students – but also young teachers, workers – employed and unemployed – Afro-Americans, Indigenous, migrants.

The persecutions, disappearances, imprisonment, threats, exile, and assassinations are not the acts of past military dictatorships. Even today students, teachers and other social sectors face risks for the simple act of demanding their rights, an extended reality in the current situation in the Americas. This issue of Intercambio focuses on the erosion of the rights of youth and the criminalization of social protest in the Americas.

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1 Current context of education in Latin America.

Heidy Villuendas

2 The migration of young Mexicans to the United States: undocumented students in Los Angeles, California.

Patricia Pozos

3 The erosion of social rights in Mexico and the student movement.

Rodolfo Bautista, Verónica Teneria, Eduardo Cárcamo

4 ¡May gambling on for peace not cost us our lives!

Miyari Alfonso González

5 Erosion and violation of the rights of post- secondary students and teachers in Honduras

Indira Aguirre, Leonardo Banegas

6 The criminalization of social protest in Ecuador

Andres Quishpe

7 Institutional violence: persecution and stigmatization of youth

Mariela Canessa, Violeta Castillo, Mauro Picoli, Nadir Secco

8 RESIST: The Responsibility of this Generation

Rafael Bogoni

9 Violation of the rights of indigenous youth in the highlands region of Veracruz, Mexico

Pedagogical group “Totlahtol Yoltok” “Our word lives”

10 Memoirs of a struggle The student movement to defend the National Agricultural University (UNA) Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras


11 Campaign for “sanctuary schools” in Canada

Larry Kuehn

12 Education in Cuba, FIDEL´S LEGACY

IDEA Network

Political declaration of the 1st Trinational Student Gathering






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