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Torre: A Phantom in Northeast Mexico - Zapatismo

Torre: A Phantom in Northeast Mexico: Zapatismo

April 29, 2007
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The Other Campaign, crossing into new political territory with the beginning of its second phase, again finds itself in the Northeast part of Mexico. Alejandro de la Torre, writing for Dossier politico, describes how ten Zapatista comandantes, five women and five men, one subcomandante and the cause they represent, have significantly grown in influence while maintaining their goal of uniting indigenous people and like-minded people against the injustices of the government.

Torre writes:

"In Mexico, with the Zapatista struggle and the Mexican people, the system has been forced to change laws and, although the neoliberal model hasn't changed, the power structure that benefits a despotic oligarchy headed by multimillionaire monopolies (Carso, Cemex, Televisa, Gruma, etc.) is at risk of being destroyed and replaced.

"...The work started in the Cucapá community El Mayor, where the government has prevented the indigenous from fishing corvina; in April 2005 the army confiscated their fishing materials and stripped them of fishing permits."

Narco News has the rest of this article, along with a new report by José Arenas, former Colombian Congressman, about the resurgence of the coca growers' movements in three South American countries:

From somewhere in a country called América,
David B. Briones
The Narco News Bulletin

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