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“For Life, Against Megaprojects, and in Honor of Our Brother Samir Flores”

Thousands of Zapatista support bases got together on February 20, 2021 in all the Zapatista Caracoles in Chiapas to render homage and remember Samir Flores Soberanes, a social fighter from the Mexican state of Morelos, murdered two years ago for…

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Fonatur did not define the feasibility or social risks of the Maya Train

By: Enrique Mendez and Arturo Sánchez Jiménez The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) started the Maya Train project in 2019 without having determined its social feasibility and without having a diagnosis that anticipates the possible effects and…

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Yucatán court grants three new orders to stop work on Maya Train

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Jared Laureles The fourth district court seated in Yucatán granted three new provisional suspensions against the Maya Train in the state, which prevents federal authorities from continuing construction work on Section 3 of the new…

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CNI warns of the country’s reorganization against the indigenous peoples

By: Daliri Oropeza The National Indigenous Congress decided in an assembly to accompany the EZLN’s tour to different continents and to go on the offensive faced with the political landscape that is pushing energy megaprojects and imposing a territorial reorganization…

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The February betrayal, a sign of the war that continues

By: Pedro Faro Navarro* It wasn’t the EZLN that broke the dialogue and re-started the war. It was the government. It wasn’t the EZLN that feigned political well while it prepared the military and treacherous blow. It was the government….

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The San Andrés Accords, autonomy vs. neo-indigenism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro This February 16th marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the San Andrés accords on indigenous rights and culture. Much has changed since then, but one thing remains: indigenism as a State policy. Indigenism is…

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The war of attrition against the Zapatista communities

 The strategy of the Andrés Manuel López Obrador Government is completed with the installation of new camps and National Guard bases in the Ocosingo region, which goes hand in hand with the reactivation of armed groups such as the ORCAO…

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Indigenous people file suit against National Guard over construction of barracks in Chilón

By: Editor, Yessica Morales Photo: Maya Tseltal people in Chilón municipality have undertaken a legal battle against the militarization of their territory. The Tseltal people asked for protection from federal justice against the construction of the National Guard barracks and…

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Tour for life and hope

By: Raúl Zibechi In all corners of the world those above are perpetrating a silent genocide of Native and Black peoples, of campesino and poor people, of the city and the countryside. The Turkish Army invades northern Syria, devastating Kurdish…

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The Maya Train and the Mexican State versus the UN

By: Magdalena Gómez Six rapporteurs of special human rights procedures sent the Mexican State, through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a document in which they expressed “grave concerns” about the Maya Train on issues…

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