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Chiapas earthquake victims claim abandonment by federal and state authorities

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) One year after the 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chiapas, there are only deception and protests, serious violations of the right to dignified housing, threats to block roads and international border bridges. Friday, September 7,…

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They demand cancellation of Santo Domingo Hydroelectric project

More than 800 people met on Tuesday, September 4, in the community of Amparo Agua Tinta, municipality of Las Margaritas, Chiapas, to participate in the first “Forum against hydroelectric dams in the border region,” in which they analyzed the problem…

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Governors offer AMLO support for the Maya Train project

  By: Alma E. Muñoz Palenque, Chiapas President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador received support from the governors of the southeast states for executing the Maya Train [1] project in the region, thus detonating its development. With this work, which will…

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The Last Honeybun in the Mountains of Southeastern Mexico

  By: Sup Galeano (The story presented at the close of “CompARTE for Life and Freedom 2018,” in Morelia, Caracol “Whirlwind of our Words,” mountains of the Mexican Southeast.) It may have been a string of random events, without any…

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Neoindigenism versus the autonomies of indigenous peoples

By: Gilberto López y Rivas If anthropology, as a science, was born with the original sin of being strictly linked to colonialism, and to the efforts to impose capitalist relations in the global ambit, anthropological discipline in Mexico arises from…

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CNI and CIG Convoke 2nd National Assembly

CONVOCATION OF THE SECOND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INDIGENOUS GOVERNING COUNCIL (CIG) AND THE PEOPLES OF THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS (CNI) National Indigenous Congress CONVOCATION Given that: First: The initiative of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to form the Indigenous…

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Who is Alfonso Romo?

ALFONSO ROMO By: Luis Hernández Navarro It’s not just a smile for the photo. No. The gesture of satisfaction that is seen on the face of Alfonso Romo in Agromod is genuine. It’s the sign of the winner. He is…

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EZLN: 300: Part 3: A Challenge, Real Autonomy, An Answer, Multiple Proposals, and a Few Anecdotes about the Number 300

300. Third and last Part: A Challenge, Real Autonomy, An Answer, Multiple Proposals, and a Few Anecdotes about the Number 300 So what’s next? We’ll have to swim against the current, but that’s nothing new for us Zapatistas. We want…

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EZLN: 300, Part II: A Continent as a Backyard

EZLN: 300, Part II: A Continent as a Backyard, a Country as a Cemetery, Unique Thought as a Government Program, and a Small, Very Small, Ever So Small Rebellion Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Sup Galeano From our analysis of the world…

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EZLN: 300, Part I: A Plantation, a World, a War, a Few Probabilities Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, SupGaleano

Words of the EZLN’s Sixth Commission at the Gathering of Support Networks for the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) and its spokeswoman (Expanded version) Given time restrictions, we were unable to present these thoughts in full during the gathering. We promised…

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