The new airport
Gloria Muñoz Ramírez
Los de Abajo, 6th September, 2014
The PRI triumphalism lavished on the announcement of the construction of the new airport for Mexico City contrasts with the resistance maintained by the ejidatarios grouped together in the People’s Front in Defence of the Land (FPDT) from San Salvador Atenco, who, while recognizing the breakdown of the community social fabric as a result of the deception and manipulation strategies of the regime, are ready to return and give battle again.
The situation is not the same as it was 13 years ago when, taken by surprise by a decree of expropriation, dated October 22, 2001 by the then President Vicente Fox, the five ejidal nuclei of Atenco and the 13 communities affected began a struggle which culminated in one of the most notable victories by a social and campesino movement in the last two decades. In…
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