Category: Indigenous Movements

Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate’s Vision to Transform Mexico from Below

Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate’s Vision to Transform Mexico from Below

By Benjamin Dangl Published on July 7, 2017 Source: Toward Freedom Spokesperson and presidential candidate María de Jesús Patricio, left, surrounded by members of the Zapatistas. Photo by Violeta Schmidt/Reuters The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) held an assembly in May in which they chose María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, a Nahua indigenous healer,…

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Bolivia’s new constitution empowers indigenous majority

Bolivia’s new constitution empowers indigenous majority

By Benjamin Dangl, Today correspondent Story Published: Feb 6, 2009 Published in Indian Country Today On a warm afternoon shortly after a Jan. 25 national referendum in Bolivia approved the country’s new constitution, I visited Román Loayza in his office in La Paz, the country’s capital. Loayza, a founder of the Movement Toward Socialism, the…