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CLABS talk to discuss the struggles of migrants transiting Mexico

New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will present a talk titled "Militarization of Borders, Criminalization and Forced Disappearances of Migrants in Transit in Mexico" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

The presenter is Camilo Perez Bustillo, a research professor at Autonomous University of Mexico City and visiting professor with NMSU's government department.

"Camilo Perez Bustillo's lecture will expand our view of the immigration process by taking us beyond the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss the Permanent People's Tribunal and its defense of the human rights of migrants coming through Mexico from the Andean and Central American regions," said Inigo Garcia-Bryce, director of the Center for Latin American and Border Studies.

Bustillo will present his research regarding the case of the San Fernando Massacre, where 72 migrants in transit from Central and South America were killed in August of 2010 in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Also up for discussion will be the implications of this occurrence within the framework of recent hearings organized by the Permanent People's Tribunal ? an international opinion tribunal that examines and provides judgments relative to violations of human rights.

The event is free, open to the public and light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit clabs.nmsu.edu.