Tag Archives: Mexico

Marilyn La Jeunesse: “The History of Las Soldaderas, the Women Who Made the Mexican Revolution Possible”

“For the revolutionaries, the war was an opportunity to overthrow the outdated class system put in place by the Spanish elite. These revolutionaries saw it as a time for Mexico to reward the people who worked the land, not the other way around: a war for the mestizos; a war for the indigenous; and a war for the poor. But neither side could have endured for nearly 10 years without the dedication of Las Soldaderas.”

Magdalena Gómez: “Towards the 25th anniversary of the Zapatista National Liberation Army”

“From 2001 to date, Zapatismo has constructed its autonomy in Chiapas, developing different areas of work through autonomous government bodies, as well as its own health and education systems through collective work, with everyone’s participation, women, men, young people and children.”

‘Hueyapan unanimously decides to make itself an Indigenous Municipality: “We are closer to autonomy”‘

“On Sunday, May 28, 2017, the Nahua community of Hueyapan in Morelos, unanimously decided to establish itself as an Autonomous Indigenous Municipality, thus achieving its separation from the head of Tetela del Volcán, a municipality [in Mexico] to which they have belonged since its foundation in 1937.”