Mexico: Peasants struggle against CIIT

Democratic revolutionary forces have protested for 20 days now in San Juan Guichicovi, media reports say. The peasants from the Mogoñé Viejo communal lands, prevented the modernization works of the Transistmico Train tracks in the Mogoñé Viejo-Vixidu section. They insisted that elements of the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) have to be withdrawn because they are committing acts of intimidation against the local people.

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According to the report, the peasants struggle against the dispossession of their land and the plunder of their natural resources. The Isthmus Development Plan (PDIT), executed by the Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT), will bring no good for the people. They are fierce and know their struggle is justified. “No one can come to evict us from what belongs to us,” said one of the peasants.

We published several articles on the issue: A translation of an article by the People’s Current Red Sun, a video in support of the peasant’s struggle and calls to action in Europe. Their common denounciation: The Interoceanic Corridor plunders and kills poor peasants and indigenous peoples in Mexico!

Earlier in March a document about the possibility of a new military Yankee-intervention in Mexico was published. It centers on a Republican initiative in the congress of the USA, which strives to justify the military intervention with the old hoax of the so-called war on drugs. The initiative proposes:

“Authorization of the use of the Armed Forces of the United States against those responsible for trafficking fentanyl or a fentanyl-related substance in the United States or carrying out other related activities that cause regional destabilization in the Western Hemisphere.” The Wall Street Journal boosted the initiative by letting William Barr, former attorney general, publicly ask to accelerate the discussion and to approve the initiative.

Mega-projects like the CIIT are at risk, because they are confronted by broad resistance of the people. Mexican Navy, the National Guard and paramilitaries are on the ground, harassing the people, but fail. Hence, the document finally raises the question that should be an alarm: “Could it be that the Mexican government is familiarizing itself with the Yankee’s speech in order to move to a larger scale counterinsurgency offensive with US military intervention?”

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