What’s the Military For?

By Raúl Romero* On Monday the 11th of May, a contract was published in the Official Journal of the Federation which makes the permanent Armed Forces available to carry out tasks of public security. The agreement, dated last May 8, is accompanied by the signatures of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the secretaries of National Defense, the Navy and of Citizen Security and Protection. This follows the route already marked out in March and May of 2019, when with the approval of all the political parties, the constitution was modified and the law of the National Guard was expedited. Accordingly, …

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“Sowing Life” serves dispossession just like the Mayan Train and the Trans-Isthmus Corridor, research indicates.

“Trifecta designed for the dispossession and subjugation of territory”: CECCAM By the editorial office at La Coperacha The program Sembrando Vida or “Sowing Life,” together with the TransIsthmus Corredor and the Mayan Train, “can be considered a trifecta designed for the plunder and subjugation of territory”, an investigation about the impacts of said programs and megaprojects points out. The 40-page document, prepared by Daniel Sandoval Vázquez and presented by the Center for Studies for Change in the Mexican Countryside (CECCAM), indicates that these projects are closely linked to each other. With regard to the Mayan Train and the Trans-Isthmus Corridor, …

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Mayan Train, Sembrando Vida and the Trans-Isthmus Corredor: A trifecta for the dispossession of indigenous peoples.

By Iván Uranga This week an investigation was released about the impacts on the value of territorial use of indigenous and peasant communities that the projects of the Transisthmic Corridor, the Mayan Train and the Sowing Life program will have, presented by the Center for Studies for Change in the Mexican Countryside (CECCAM) and prepared by Daniel Sandoval Vazquez. The report concludes that these projects are intended not only to facilitate the flow of products from the most important companies in the world, increase the flow of tourists and reforest the South-South-East of Mexico, but that the three are part …

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“False, that the state can impede genetically modified corn”

Text and Photos by Daliri Oropeza Ana de Ita is emphatic: that the Mexican Senate approved the Law for the Promotion and Protection of Corn in the midst of phase 2 of the covid-19 pandemic, is a slight to society. De Ita is a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Change in the Mexican Countryside(CECCAM). She has participated in the Network in Defense of Corn for more than 17 years. All her life she has accompanied peasant and indigenous movements, farm workers. She is sitting near her computer in case she forgets something. And although it is …

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Law for the Promotion and Protection of Corn: A New Legal Attack Against The People?

By Ana de Ita & Ramón Vera Herrera On March 24, the Senate approved the Federal Law for the Promotion and Protection of Native Corn (LFFPMN) after a year of corrections and discussion by the Senate and House of Representatives. In the latest version, although there were adjustments, the core content was maintained, which brings with it enormous problems, as pointed out by the Network in Defense of Corn in its position of October 2, 2019. San Juan Chamula, Chiapas Photo: Mario Olarte On March 24, the Senate approved the Federal Law for the Promotion and Protection of Native Corn …

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