Dispossession

Death Threats Against National and International Observers and Obstruction of Frayba Human Rights Defense Work

Bulletin No. 22 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 
June 29 2022
 The negligence of the Mexican State puts at risk the life and integrity of people who are defenders and autonomous communities who defend land and territory.  Since November 2019, the Nuevo Poblado San Gregorio (Nuevo San Gregorio) community, territory recuperated in 1994 by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional), has been constantly attacked by a group of people coming from communities surrounding the San Gregorio ejido, Ranchería San Andrés Puerto Rico, Ranchería Duraznal and Ranchería Rancho Alegre, who have dispossessed about 155 hectares belonging …

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A Strategy Up For Debate?

Raul Romero examines the failed previous and current strategies for confroning organized crime and violence. He asserts that a critical approach must disrupt the processes of recolonization and dispossession, returning territories, resources and autonomy to the peoples.

Colonialism Without End

Hermann Bellinghausen on the phenomena of internal colonialism. “Since the 19th century, the countries of the hemisphere began a progressive dispossession that, under national rather than colonial arguments, has never been interrupted. It takes on distinct guises, changing with historical junctures.”

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