By: Antonio Heras
Mexicali, Baja California
The spokeswoman for the Indigenous Government Council, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, Marichuy, said that: “whoever wins on July 1 the country’s fate will be the same, because they have agreements between all the political forces and the people in power.”
In her opinion, after the elections “what is happening will continue, with the dispossession and these privatization of water decrees.”
Marichuy criticized the National Electoral Institute’s (INE) quality of work in the process, in which she aspired to be a candidate to the presidency through the independent way.
She considered that the INE is not designed to reach attain organization in colonias (districts), towns or communities, “is designed for those who have political and economic power, in seeing who continues to dispossess the country, without taking those below into account.”
In an interview, the human rights defender said that currently there is no party or candidate with a left ideological current or that add themselves a the demands of the civilian resistance movements that there are throughout Mexico.
“They say they are of the left, but in practice it turns out that they are not,” she said.
Originally Published in Spanish by La Jornada
Friday, June 22, 2018
Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee