Organized Criminal Syndicate Wars: Indigenous Peoples in Chiapas in the Crossfire


Manage episode 300842574 series 2865072
Player FM과 저희 커뮤니티의 American Indian Airwaves 콘텐츠는 모두 원 저작자에게 속하며 Player FM이 아닌 작가가 저작권을 갖습니다. 오디오는 해당 서버에서 직접 스트리밍 됩니다. 구독 버튼을 눌러 Player FM에서 업데이트 현황을 확인하세요. 혹은 다른 팟캐스트 앱에서 URL을 불러오세요.
In Chiapas, Mexico, the territorial divisions between the major drug cartels have broken down resulting in open warfare which has spread to spread to Chiapas. Until recently, Chiapas has been relatively free from cartel violence. The criminal organizations have figured out that they can infiltrate municipal-level politics, run local candidates tolerating their operations, and heavily fund those campaigns (or intimidate or kill the other candidates), and gain control on the ground. The violence in the highland’s region of Chiapas around the communities of Chenalhó and Pantelhó is intense, with approximately 3,000 displaced indigenous (mostly Tsotsil) people. There has been very little media coverage due to the risk and fear of offending the cartels. In addition, the federal government has sent in its National Guard, which has done nothing to stop the criminal violence. Some indigenous peoples have formed their own self-defense militia group, El Machete. Turn in for more. Guest: Richard Stahler-Sholk, Professor of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University, joins us for this segment of the program to discuss how Mayan Indigenous peoples have been mobilizing and resisting the Mexican governments continuous military actions in stealing and dispossessing Mayan peoples lands throughout Chiapas and Jalisco as well as how Indigenous peoples are presently being denied a basic right to education, plus more.

100 에피소드