The so-called “Oaxaca Initiative” was signed last Wednesday (20) between the governor of Oaxaca, Salomón Jara, and the Business Coordinating Council, the highest representative body of the private sector in Mexico, represented by 14 leading organizations, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Ken Salazar.
The coup d’état of September 11, 1973 against the government of Salvador Allende marked a profound turning point in recent history. The nation-states were totally remodeled by the ruling classes, neoliberalism was instituted, putting an end to the industrial process of import substitution, and the movements from below could no longer operate in the same way. Changes that need to be evaluated.
“Some very recent events on our continent represent a twist in the militarization of common goods, either legally or de facto, at the hands of governments and their armed forces, or “irregular” armed actors who roam freely when states allow them.” Raúl Zibechi examines trends in Latin American militarization, and their common goal.