The social history of Native Mexico
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- Indigenous women strengthen freedom in Mexico
- Column of the Americas by Patrisia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez,
UPS, 20 March 1998. TV caricature of the indigenous woman whom
gente decente (decent people) snub, speaking to her
as a nameless object. What does it mean to name your community
a liberated free zone when guns are pointed at you? The
contribution of female strength in Mexico's indigenous
- The Loxicha Region and Political Strategies
- From O.P.I.Z. (OrganizaciŻn de Pueblos Indžgenas Zapotecos)
and U.P.C.R.M.R.L. (UniŻn de Pueblos Contra la RepresiŻn y la
MilitarizaciŻn de la RegiŻn Loxicha, and LIMEDDH (Liga Mexicana
por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos), 16 August 1999.
The Indian custom of self-government, communal work, Indian or
ancient council and popular assembly, which is still currently
practiced in some of the south and central Mexican communities.
For some time now politicians have been pretending to wish to
increase the practice of
Usos y Costumbres.
- Proud of Indigenous Past, Living a Racist Present
- By Diego Cevallos, IPS, 12 October 2000. For most of the native
peoples, Columbus Day is just one more date to suffer. Of
approximately 10 million indigenous people in Mexico, 53 percent
of the women and 33 percent of the men are illiterate. Among the
803 municipalities with majority native populations, 83 percent
are categorised as suffering
marginalization. 56.6 percent of Mexicans believe there is racism,
and 61.1 percent say there is discrimination based on the colour
of one's skin.
- Binational Oaxacan Indigenous Migrant Organizers
Face New Century
- By David Bacon, Americas Program,
21 August 2002. Indigenous people from the southern Mexican
state of Oaxaca have been migrating within their country and to
the United States for decades. Many took part in the U.S.
bracero program during its 22-year run from 1942 to 1964. In
Mexican agricultural valleys from Sinaloa to Baja California,
Oaxacan migrants are the backbone of the labor force that made
corporate agriculture possible.