Dispaches From Resistant Mexico #7: Maya Train: Eye of the Storm (2020, 23:55, bilingual)

 Bilingual version:

This seventh episode of the series features resistors to the so-called Maya Train, the megaproject that would completely transform the Yucatan Peninsula, by bringing in millions of new tourists a year, and opening up the territory to exploitation by transnational capital. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is determined to pursue this project at all costs, claiming it will bring progress and development to the area. Local members of the Regional Indigenous and Popular Council of Xpujil have been fighting the project that threatens their very forms of life.

The so-called Maya Train,  touted by the president of Mexico as a purveyor of progress and development for the indigenous population of the Yucatan Peninsula,  would bring in millions of new tourists a year, destroy ecological reserves, and open  up the territory to exploitation by transnational capital .Sara Lopez and others from Regional Indigenous and Popular Council of Xpujil are fighting the project that threatens their very forms of life.

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megaprojects, maya train, indigenous resistance, autonomy, Mexico indigenous struggles, ecological disaster, Peter Rosset

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