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A Spanish-language site based in Mexico. We are a group of journalists and autonomous researchers who seek to discern the political, economic and social occurrences in our geographies in Latin America and the contexts we share.

Growing Surge Joining May 31 Global Action Against the Militarization of Zapatista Territory

The below article by Ñaní Pinto from Avispa Midia, translated by Scott Campbell, looks at the upcoming Global Action in response to the Mexican military's harassment of Zapatista communities and attacks on indigenous organizers...

The Neoliberalism of Mexico’s New Government Continues to Dispossess and Kill

The following article by Ñaní Pinto from Avispa Midia reports on the recent killings of two indigenous community leaders and ongoing state repression under new Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Below the article...

Support Avispa Midia’s Independent Journalism in Latin America

Avispa Midia, an independent media collective based in Mexico whose work has appeared in translation on It's Going Down, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to support and expand their important work. Below is the...
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Mexico: Indigenous Community in Oaxaca Threatened with Demolition for Tourism Development

By Santiago Navarro FOvernight, the authorities responsible for carrying out justice in the area of agrarian rights in Mexico ignored the legal recognition of the communal lands of more than 70 indigenous Zapotec families...

Oaxaca: Plans for New, Enlarged Military Base on Communal Lands

By Ñaní PintoIn the beginning of 2017 after an order from the federal government, Alejandro Murat, the governor of Oaxaca, announced that the 28th Military Zone's campus, today located in the municipality of Santa...

Shock Doctrine Implemented in Oaxaca After Earthquake

By Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F. October 11, 2017Naomi Klein, in her book The Shock Doctrine, argues that the economic policies of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics have gained...
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Oaxacan Indigenous Communities Resist Megaprojects

By Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro FThe Chinantec people, inhabitants of the Cajonos River basin in the north of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, are carrying out an organizational process throughout their entire territory,...