Pulling from a recent evaluation of the Sembrando Vida program, Ramón Vera Herrera highlights some of the contradictions of a program that purports to “raise the income of campesinos and increase the productivity of land.”
Leydy Pech a beekeeper from Campeche, was awarded the Goldman Prize this year for her (and her community’s) struggle against GMO’s- a struggle which is exacerbated by the pushing of the so-called Mayan Train.
Luis Hernandez Navarro explains how Aldama is but one of many examples where a pretext of intercommunity struggle conceals the counterinsurgency warfare and organized crime.
Despite an apparent agreement on resolution of the conflict in Aldama, paramilitary armed agression continues. Civil society and members of the church call for disarmament /arrest.
A nun belonging to a humanitarian aid brigade was shot in the leg with a high-caliber weapon while visiting the community of Tabak in Aldama.