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Malverde in Chamula

Jesús Malverde is a historical folk hero in Sinaloa, a sort of Robin Hood or angel of the poor. He is worshipped as a saint and believed to perform miracles, much to the dismay of the Catholic Church. Although often…

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The Article 27 Reform Fiasco: Advancement of Intensive Agriculture

By: Ana de Ita* Thanks to the series of excellent reports, “Echos of the Agrarian Counter-reform” that La Jornada offered us last week, it is possible to take a closer look at what has happened with the agrarian question after…

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The Incessant Militarization of Indigenous Communities

Daliri Oropeza brings us an account of the ongoing process of militarization of indigenous communities, the effects it has on peoples and organized resistance to stop it. By: Daliri Oropeza There is a history of militarization of indigenous peoples in…

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The November Marches

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The anti-Obrador day of November 13 was the largest mass mobilization convened by an opposition front of the current six-year term. Under the pretext of defending the National Electoral Institute (INE) and democracy, a motley coalition…

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The EZLN announces mobilizations for its 39th anniversary

The EZLN was founded on November 17, 1983 in the Lacandón Jungle, in the municipality of Ocosingo. By: Gilberto Morales | El Heraldo de Chiapas Altamirano The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, EjércitoZapatista de Liberación Nacional), announces a mobilization to…

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Unpunished, the 2006 massacre committed by paramilitaries in Viejo Velasco

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The massacre committed 16 years ago in the Viejo Velasco community of Ocosingo municipality, where six people were executed, including a pregnant woman, “remains unpunished,” nine civilian organizations assured, among them…

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And yet it moves

By: Raúl Romero* The study of social movements is important in that it indicates, among other things, some of the “great national problems” that concern and mobilize different social sectors. There are mobilizations and movements of the left and right;…

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“Scooters” cause fear in San Cristóbal: 10 arrested

From the Editors of La Jornada Hundreds of residents of the Cuxtitali el Pinar ejido, who demanded the liberation of Pablo Pérez Sántiz, who is alleged to head a group of gang members that travel on motorcycles, now in prison…

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Luis Villoro, the sentinel

By: Raúl Romero* The events take place in 1996. After being introduced by Zapatista Comandante David, Don Luis Villoro Toranzo takes the floor. He speaks in the name of the group of advisors to the EZLN, in the Dialogue for…

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U.S. judge rejects lawsuit against gun manufacturers, Mexico to appeal

By: David Brooks, Correspondent | La Jornada New York The Mexican government’s lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers for their responsibility in nurturing the illicit flow of firearms used by organized crime in Mexico was dismissed Friday by the federal judge…

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