Millenium Development Goals in Mexico‘s three largely indigenous states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas fall far short in health and education. The goals for development set by the UN, of course, are measured in values established by its member states, not by indigenous societies whose concept of worthwhile development is often at odds with neoliberal globalization. Nevertheless, in terms of health and well-being, it might help if the government of Mexico stopped attacking indigenous communities that are trying to build independent, self-sufficient, self-determinant autonomous zones. It is difficult to make headway when the army and police are murdering your leaders.


~ by Jay Taber on October 19, 2010.

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