News on the struggle against the CIIT in Mexico

We publish an unofficial translation from the weekly news report of the Mexican news site Sol Rojo.

To the most recent attempts at military intervention by Yankee imperialism in Mexico with the discourse of ” combating drugs”, is added the announced visit to Oaxaca by the reactionaries John Kerry and Ken Salazar, special envoy on climate change and US ambassador to Mexico, respectively. This visit, scheduled for March 21 (on the occasion of the birthday of Benito Juarez), seeks to “supervise” the advances in the imposition of the Tehuantepec Isthmus Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT), where the “most recent achievements of AMLO and the 4T” are the militarization of the region, the state of siege imposed against Ajyuuk peasants and communal farmers, the criminalization and arrest warrants against Binniza’ community members of Puente Madera, and the persecution, terror and threats against Binniza’ community members of Santa Cruz Tagolaba in Tehuantepec. The clamp formed between the Secretary of the Navy, National Guard, State Agency of Investigations, State Police and paramilitary groups like that of the mercenary “Tacho Canasta” seek to bend the iron will of poor and indigenous peasants organized around the Union of Indigenous Communities of the Northern Zone of the Isthmus (UCIZONI), the Assembly of Indigenous Peoples of the Isthmus in Defense of Land and Territory (APIIDTT) and the Red Sun People’s Current (“CP-Sol Rojo”). In solidarity with this resistance struggle against the imposition of the CIIT and in repudiation of the visit (interference) of Yankee imperialism in the Isthmus, various democratic organizations and collectives are calling for the realization of the Festival for Life and in Solidarity with the Peoples of the Isthmus; the date is March 21, 2023 at the gringo embassy in Mexico City. Territorial actions are also expected on the part of the affected communities that reject the CIIT and the declarations of the new military intervention in our country.

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