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Mexico

Mexico: guardians of the cenotes

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The Kanan Ts'ono'ot collective is making history in Mexico by demanding that cenotes be granted legal status and the Maya people named as their guardians against threats posed by industrial farming.

Migration: Where Can We Live in Peace

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New film by Judy Jackson tells the story of the ABBA House migrant shelter in Celaya, Mexico.

Mexico: life and death fight with a mining company

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Members of Ejido El Bajío, in the Gran Desierto de Altar, Sonora, have been fighting for almost 20 years against a gold mining company that is destroying the fauna and flora of their beautiful but delicate surroundings.

Mexico: the indomitable women of the lagoon

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The community of San Juan Bautista struggles against a gas pipeline and in defence of their lagoon, their land, and their existence as an Indigenous people. This is the story of the women embodying their resistance.

Leydy Pech: the Mayan Beekeeper who took on a corporate giant

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Ledy Pech Martín is a Mexican Indigenous beekeeper who led the fight against the multinational giant, Monsanto, and won. She is an environmental defender who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness over pesticide use and its effects on the natural habitat of bees, as well as the honey supply that is crucial to the livelihoods of indigenous Mayans in the Yucatán peninsula. 

Lila Avilés’ ‘Tótem’ brims with light and life

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Taking place over the course of one fraught day, Totém immerses the audience in the world of seven-year-old Sol, as her family prepares for...

‘Our water will become poison’

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Seven months ago, the residents of Santa María Chi, a precinct of the Yucatán city of Mérida in southern Mexico with a small population...

Hope despite complexity: reflections on the Feminist Movement Building School

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The Feminist Movement Building School was held in Mexico City from 28 August to 1 September 2023, organised by JASS Just Associates and the Feminist Centre for Racial Justice.

Cartonera publishing in Latin America

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In this joyful and comprehensive study, Lucy Bell, Alex Ungprateeb Flynn, and Patrick O’Hare immerse readers in the colourful world of cartonera, a publishing phenomenon that has swept across Latin America over the past two decades. 

CAMeNA: archives on Pancho Villa and El Che

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Paco Ignacio Taibo II, is famous for his crime fiction and his popular historical writing; including biographies of el Che Guevara , and Pancho Villa, narratives like Patria about social and political movements, and the anecdotal books about those agents of history who never became famous, like Arcangeles or La libertad. He has donated parts of his archives to CAMeNA.

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