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Fronte NorteSur: Indigenous Mexico Resists

May 19, 2011
Special Report
Indigenous Mexico Resists
By Fronte NorteSur
From north to south and from east to west, indigenous communities in Mexico are standing up for environmental protection, community defense, cultural survival and self-determination.
Unfolding across the nation, the latest movements spring from the defense of lands targeted for mining, tourist development, highway construction, dams, energy projects and illegal timber harvesting.
“The response is not passivity, but autonomy and collective organization from below,” columnist Gloria Munoz Ramirez recently wrote.
In the northern state of Chihuahua, hundreds of Raramuri (Tarahumara) protesters could soon begin descending from their mountain homeland on the state capital of Chihuahua City. Read more ...

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