A State Denying Its Roots: Ten Million Indigenous People

Jorge Alonso

Another excellent piece published in Nicaragua’s Envio journal, this one on indigenous rights in Mexico. “We don’t want to stop being indigenous, we want to stop being poor.” The Mexican government, however, has buffeted them with the Indigenous Law, now upheld by the judicial branch as well as the executive and legislative branches, which neither respects them nor supports their efforts to overcome poverty.

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