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MEXICO: Six Reasons Why Indigenous Communities Are Opposed to the San Cristóbal-Palenque Motorway

July 31st, 2014   In Chiapas, Mexico, there are plans to build a motorway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque – two of the most important tourist sites in the state. The Department of Infrastructure and Communications in … Continue reading

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Bishop Samuel Ruiz on Injustice, Political Consciousness & the Zapatista Uprising

Speaking in 2004 about the Zapatistas, Bishop Samuel Ruiz echoed what Raúl Vera said in the article https://ososabiouk.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/bishop-vera-on-the-ezln-their-proposal-is-peace/ about the injustices perpetuated by the Mexican government and the role of progressive Catholics in encouraging a greater political consciousness among indigenous communities. … Continue reading

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Bishop Vera on the EZLN: “Their Proposal Is Peace”

One of the latest representatives of the ‘progressive’ current of the Catholic Church, Raúl Vera López is the bishop of Saltillo, Coahuila, and was involved in the peace process after the Zapatista Uprising of 1994. Reflecting on the twentieth anniversary … Continue reading

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Bishop Says EZLN is Strong, and Indigenous Have Dignity and Rights

The bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel said, approaching the twentieth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising of 1994: “Many people wonder if the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) still exists, and I tell them that … Continue reading

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4) Calle 13: Infiltrating the System to Destroy It From Within

In the song “Calma Pueblo”, Calle 13 challenged Sony to censure them, both with the song lyrics and the video. However, the song was released, and was critical of the Catholic Church, the USA, the media, ‘popular’ musicians and the … Continue reading

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