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GLOBAL: CHIAPAS: Government Complicity Fuels New Attacks On Indigenous Villagers

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Attacks on villagers in Chiapas continue to intensify, in the wake of a string of broken government promises for land reform and a continuing betrayal of efforts to secure human rights for indigenous peoples. What are the forces behind the escalating violence? Multinational companies eyeing the land for logging, oil or pharmaceutical research; government bodies seeking to establish military bases or land reserves; and armed paramilitary groups looking to acquire land and intimidate autonomous communities for their own personal and political aims. Kari Lydersen of Chicago Indymedia reports from the ground in Chiapas.

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