Our Chiapas team gives a detailed synopsis of the real toll of the Covid-19 pandemic in Mexico.
An indigenous Zoque historian and anthropologist describes concerns that not only affect the Zoque community, but many indigenous communities throughout Mexico –forced migration to find work is precarious in and of itself, but has become wholly tragic during the pandemic. He calls on the far-flung Zoque diaspora to organize for across localities for autonomous health.
Despite wars waged on them from many fronts during the pandemic, Zapatista and CNI communities face the health crisis with autonomous health systems. Raúl Romero describes resistance and resilience in the face of yet one more threat.
For indigenous communities throughout the world, Covid-19 plays right into the hands of cultural annihilation.
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. […]