Zapatistas and Indigenous peoples mark distance from López Obrador

Zapatistas and indigenous peoples oppose Mexico president Obrador’s continuation of neoliberal policies – eg ratification of Trump’s one-sided Free Trade agreement and continuing use of Mexican military to “respress, dispossess and sow terror.”

Chiapas Support Committee

The EZLN and Indigenous organizations accused López Obrador of continuing neoliberal policy. Photo: Enlace Zapatista.

By: Isaín Mandujano

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS (apro)

The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Indigenous Government Council (CIG) agreed this weekend to realize a consultation with each and every one of the support base communities where they have a presence, to discuss “the incorporation in something larger, which will be capable of incorporating all struggles, thoughts and identities,” in order to confront the continuity of neoliberal policy in which, they accused, the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador outlines.

They pointed out that the continuity not only is reflected in his intention to ratify the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and not only that he won’t remove the armed forces from the streets and return them to their barracks, but that he also has “the intention of recruiting…

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