“If the communes or agrarian communities and ejidos of almost the entire country, but especially in the deep south, were not colored by revolts and stories that paid with blood for Article 27 ….I would say without reservation that I fully accept the proposal of common and non-property…However, the historical-epistemic root of indigenous agrarian communality, particularly in Mexico, differs correlatively from the common…”

Respectfully raising questions of the common and non-property, the author draws on the history and complexity of the struggles that culminated in the Accords of San Andrés.

The Inter-Oceanic Corridor Lacks Water

The megaproject puts greater pressure on water resources in a region where abundance and overexploitation of the resource coexist. For example, according to Conagua figures, of the 21 aquifers in Oaxaca, five show a deficit, and in Veracruz, of the 20 phreatic mantles (water tables), five suffer excessive extraction, such as the Papaloapan river basin. All these areas are on the route of the Interoceanic Corridor.

Torture, Forced Displacement, Arbitrary Arrests and Violations of Right to Land: The Cocktail of Violence that Beseiges Chiapas

In this article from El País, Alejandro Santos Cid analyses the latest report from the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights and pulls together the threads that link the megaprojects of the Mexican government, human rights abuses, migration, militarization and the surge in organized crime in Chiapas. He does so in the context of the recent Sur Resiste caravan and the resistance of the Zapatista communities and the National Indigenous Congress to the death projects.

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