Last updateFri, 22 May 2015 4pm

Animals evacuated in volcano drills

The NGO World Animal Protection has been working with the University of Guadalajara to create an action plan designed to protect animals in case of a possible major eruption of the Colima Volcano.

‘Crazy’ weather batters Jalisco

In Mexico, there’s a saying about the climate, “Febrero loco y Marzo otro poco” (Crazy February and March a bit too). Judging by the wave of unpredictable weather that hit Jalisco this week, there certainly seems to be some truth to the dicho

First generation of Huichol lawyers graduates

In a groundbreaking accomplishment last week, 27 young men and women from the Wixarika (Huichol) native Indian people of northern Jalisco and Nayarit graduated with law degrees after more than three years of study at the University of Guadalajara.

The pioneering Niuweme Project had been hailed as the first of its kind in Mexico for indigenous people.  During their studies, the students received specialist orientation in human rights, and worked closely with the Jalisco Commission for Human Rights (CEDH). 

CEDH President Felipe Alvarez Cibrian congratulated the students on their achievement and said he was sure they would take their knowledge back to their homes, and fight for human rights in their communities.