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Why Indigenous Rights?

The community is the most concrete and general expression of the indigenous peoples. Yet what legal and constitutional recognition is there for the rights of the community? Adelfo Regino of the Mexican National Indigenous Congress outlines the demands of the indigenous in light of the San Andres accords between government and the Zapatistas.

Indigenous Rights and San Andres

The San Andrés Accords are agreements reached between the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and the Mexican government, at that time headed by President Ernesto Zedillo. The accords were signed on February 16, 1996, in San Andrés Larráinzar, Chiapas, and granted autonomy, recognition, and rights to the indigenous population of Mexico. They were discussed and […]