Cease Fire Against Ostula

In Ostula, the Nahua defend their ancestral territory and autonomy against a marriage of extractivism, organized crime, and State impunity, a pattern of violence against indigenous peoples that recurs from Sonora to Michoacan, and on to Chiapas.

Raúl Romero shares some history.

Santa María Ostula, unrelenting assault

Santa María Ostula is a paradise that organized crime wants to turn into hell. The Nahua community in Michoacán, zealous defender of their lands and natural resources, is being savagely attacked by the drug traffickers.

In the state of Michoacan, indigenous Nahua defend their land and autonomy from incessant attacks by organized crime. Last week was the latest incident in decades of violence against them.

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