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The Other Journalism in Quintana Roo, Mexico

The Other Journalism in Quintana Roo, Mexico

January 18, 2006
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Don't miss the latest reports from the Other Journalism with the Other Campaign. Teo Ballvé reports on Zapatista rebel Subcomandante Marcos' reception in Quintana Roo - "a state on the march." Ballvé writes:

"The implementation of Plan Puebla-Panamá (PPP) - a World Bank-funded initiative for Central America and southern Mexico - calls for the expansion of Chetumal's airport, so the city can serve as a regional hub for tourism and trade. The move to expand the airport under the auspices of the PPP only emboldened the campesinos' demands. 'Plan Puebla-Panamá is nothing more than a perfect definition of the interests of a few foreigners in our country,' said Alvaro Marrufo, who came to speak with Marcos as a representative of the Chetumal ejido.

"Marrufo told the crowd the government intends to expand and then privatize the airport and that despite the handsome profit it will surely reap from the sale the community will be left landless. 'I think it's obvious that the intention of the federal and the state government of Quintana Roo is to kick us off the land for its commercialization and future sale at a juicy profit for transnational corporations.'"

Read the full report, here, on the Other Journalism page in The Narco News Bulletin:

Also, listen to a radio report by Karla Aquilar:

- "What the People Really Feel, What They Live, Does Not Exist to the Government"
- Coastal Indigenous Communties in Quintana Roo Anticipate Marcos' Arrival in - Qiuntana Roo
- By Karla Lorena Aguilar
- The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feder
Managing Editor
The Narco News Bulletin

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