Zapatista News & Analysis

1. Provocations, Infamy, Apologies– López y Rivas analyzes the government’s negative comments about those indigenous peoples who resist the PIM (Morelos Integral Project) and the importance of the April 9 and 10 demonstrations of resistance to the project on the 100th anniversary of Emiliano Zapata’s assassination. The National Indigenous Congress (CNI), the Indigenous Government Council (CIG) and the EZLN are focusing their energies on Morelos now, and hope to model this national and international resistance so that it can also be used against the Maya Train and other megaprojects, like the Trans-Isthmus Corridor.

En español: https://www.jornada.com.mx/2019/03/22/opinion/016a2pol/

2. EZLN and CNI-CIG on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec referendum– The National Indigenous Congress (CNI)-Indigenous Government Council (CIG) and the Zapatistas National Liberation Army (EZLN or Zapatistas) issued a communiqué denouncing the hastily announced referendum on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Development Program, aka Trans-Isthmus Corridor, calling it “simulated.”

En español: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2019/03/29/comunicado-del-cni-cig-y-el-ezln-ante-nueva-situacion-de-consulta-para-imponer-mega-proyectos-en-el-istmo-de-tehuantepec/

3. Burial without a corpse– Gustavo Esteva comments on AMLO’s assertion that neoliberalism is ended in Mexico, using the referendum (consulta) on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Development Program as an example of neoliberalism alive and well. This article explains the Trans-Isthmus Corridor and it’s connection to the Special Economic Zones. An informative read!

En español: https://www.jornada.com.mx/2019/03/25/opinion/015a2pol

4. Marichuy: Seeking an apology from Spain, a simulation– María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (Marichuy), spokeswoman for the CNI-CIG, thinks that AMLO asking for an apology from Spain for its invasion of the land now named Mexico is just for show and it would be much better if AMLO stopped dispossessing indigenous peoples from their lands.

En español: https://www.proceso.com.mx/576942/pedir-perdon-a-espana-una-simulacion-mejor-detengan-el-despojo-a-comunidades-marichuy

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