Five Hundred Years

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has again ruled against the government of Mexico for abuses committed against the indigenous peoples of the State of Guerrero. As throughout the region that includes Oaxaca and Chiapas, the military and police narrative of combating drugs is mostly a cover story for preventing indigenous organizers from successfully implementing international human rights law. For the Indians of Mexico, this is a struggle they have been fighting for five hundred years.

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~ by Jay Taber on October 6, 2010.

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