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This is how they protect against covid-19 in Zapatista territory

How do the Zapatistas protect their territory from the coronavirus? With a diffuse and extensive territory, the EZLN has bet on prevention and physical demobilization of inhabitants. Text: Orsetta Bellani Photos: Isabel Mateos OCOSINGO, CHIAPAS. Doctor Luis Enrique Fernández Máximo learned about the red alert of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) through the Internet. […]

Please join us in helping Zapatistas survive the Coronavirus pandemic.

Since 1994, Schools for Chiapas has joyfully supported the unique community-controlled schools in the autonomous, indigenous communities of the Zapatista movement. With your support, someday soon, we will again help build Zapatista schools but, due to the Coronavirus, these schools are now closed and we’ve refocused our efforts to help the Mayan communities that are […]

May No God Remember Your Name

by Yásnaya Elena A. Gil I’d like to start by making a concession: behind the implementation of the Mayan Train, one of the most promoted projects by the new Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the best intentions lay the foundations for its execution. After centuries of abandonment in which the Mayan people have been […]

The Un- Renounceable Autonomy

By Ramón Vera Herrera Faced with regulations and unrealistic provisions of various levels of government, the communities, peoples and individuals that refer to themselves as part of the Network in Defense of Corn, just days ago released an urgent call to respect the autonomy of the communities and peoples and to block the advances of […]