“The Emergency Isn’t Over”, the Homeless Commemorate a Year Since the Mexico City Earthquake

“The Emergency Isn’t Over”, the Homeless Commemorate a Year Since the Mexico City Earthquake

“As long as one single neighbor is still displaced from their home, the crisis that started with the earthquake continues,” says Gabriel Macías of the Tlalpan United group of neighbors whose apartment complex collapsed in the Sept. 19 quake. Around him crowd dozens of journalists, neighbors and members of the “Topos”, the moles, Mexico City’s volunteer rescue crews.

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Tourist Development Behind State Repression of Non-Violent Indigenous Movement

Tourist Development Behind State Repression of Non-Violent Indigenous Movement

The masked representative of San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas, described how residents of this Tzeltal indigenous community reclaimed the entrance to the Aguas Azules waterfalls on Dec. 21, 2014. Although the government once again controls the Aguas Azules tollbooth, the resolve of the movement for local autonomy has not flagged after more than seven years of struggle.

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In Oaxaca, Caravan of Central American Mothers Calls for Unity of Movements

In Oaxaca, Caravan of Central American Mothers Calls for Unity of Movements

The Mesoamerican Migrant Movement estimates that there are 70,000 to 150,000 disappeared migrants in Mexico. Echoing the cries of “Because they were taken away alive, we want them back alive!” resonating across Mexico with the case of the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa, the mothers chanted in downtown Oaxaca: “Because they came here alive, we want them back alive!”

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