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August 25, 2013

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Jorge Tadeo Vargas Juvera, residing in the State of Mexico, has provided support, technical advice and information to communities in the states of Mexico and Hidalgo around the socio-environmental impacts of waste incineration in cement kilns and on community-based alternatives for waste management. For about four months, Jorge Tadeo has received indirect signals and then a telephone threat that made it clear that he is being watched by people who have an interest in the cessation of his community work. Recently, Tadeo has received threats such as phone calls in the middle of the night. Join us by signing this letter to Mexican authorities requesting protection for Jorge Tadeo Vargas, an activist who struggles peacefully for environmental and social justice from the territories.