The community of San Salvador Atenco organized the People’s Front in Defense of Land (FPDT) when they learned about the expropriation. Here, the FPDT is protesting in resistance to the expropriation of their lands by the federal government. Photos are from November 2001.1 person died in the protests due to police repression. But, the government cancelled the expropriation!
2 young men died as a result of the police terrorism, many were injured, homes were entered and searched illegally, ____ were detained and taken to prison. 12 remain in prison.
The Mexican Supreme Court is expected to rule at the end of June 2010 on the legality of the prison sentences. Pictured above is the May 4, 2010 March to Mexico City.
Military positions in eastern chiapas.
What do the corporations want?
This PPP project reduced the driving time to Mexico City by about 10 hours.
Puerto Chiapas, a deep water port for cruise ships, mega-tourism and export of agricultural products.
One of the palapas at Puerto Chiapas.
Puente San Cristóbal spans the new super highway (toll road) between the capital (Tuxtla Gutiérrez) and San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Ángel Albino Corzo Airport near Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Top: Malpaso (left) and Chicoasen (right) Bottom: Angostura (left) and Peñitas (right)
Cathedral on the Zócalo (Central Plaza) of San Cristóbal de las Casas (SCLC). The city has many colonial churches and, situated in a mountain valley, has a pleasant climate.
Quaint Shops, Cobblestone Streets, Interesting art and graphic design inspired by the Zapatistas.
Note Artisan Shops on either side of Mural.
The Agua Azul Cascades, located in between San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas and Palenque.
Operated by the Good Government Junta of Morelia!
Next to Agua Clara
July, 2009: Highway construction will mot be permitted in Mitzitón and Flores Magón (in black). The land is ours, not the corporations. PROHIBITED: the entry of engineers and strangers to the territory. He who is surprised will be put at the people’s disposition.
It says: “Land recuperated since 1995 by EZLNB Support Bases and Independent Campesinos (peasants). The Land belongs to those who work it. Zapata Lives! The Struggle Continues.
March, 2010: Painted Boulder along the current SCLC-Palenque Highway. It says: The land is ours, not the corporations. No to Procede (misspelled) Zapata Lives!
TONINÁ Archaeological Site, located at the entrance to the Canyons east of the city of Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico. Recent discoveries indicate that this may be one of the largest cities of the ancient Maya.
Mexican Army Base – across the road from Toniná
January 27, 2010: Police set house on fire during eviction of Laguna San Pedro, a Zapatista community in the Montes Azules. Mexico’s environmental cops, known as the Profepa, participated, as did
Double Rainbow, 2005.
A Huge Question Is: What does the government intend to do with this part of the Jataté?
Bonampak Ruins – Famous Paintings
The Palace at Yaxchilán (left) and Stone Sculpture (right).
Bonampak Ruins – Famous Paintings
Major lakes, rivers and archaeological sites in Guatemala.
MEGAPROJECTS AND THE MILITARIZATION OF MEXICO
TWO RELATED INITIATIVES <ul><li>The Merida Initiative (Plan Mexico) - U.S. Government funding Mexican militarization under the guise of the “War on Drugs” and “protecting our border” </li></ul><ul><li>The Mesoamerica Project (Plan Puebla Panamá) - a regional “development” plan to build the infrastructure for implementing “free trade” agreements (NAFTA and CAFTA) </li></ul>
Map of Mexico and the Maya World (outlined in red)
2001, SAN SALVADOR ATENCO; 1st resistance to a PPP Megaproject: a new airport for Mexico City
REVENGE ON SAN SALVADOR ATENCO: Police Terrorism on May 3 and 4, 2006
People’s Front in Defense of Land (FPDT) Mobilizes: Demands Release of 12 Political Prisoners
GUERRERO: La Parota Dam; a megaproject to supply electricity to hotels in Acapulco