The EZLN will defend the southeast of Mexico from mega projects by López Obrador
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) warned that it will defend the "mother earth" in southeastern Mexico, from the megaprojects of infrastructure that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's government seeks to achieve in the coming years.
At midnight on Tuesday, December 31 and first minutes of January 1, at which time 26 years of the Zapatista Army's appearance in the state of Chiapas were completed, Subcomandante Moisés called on his bases to defend his land. " even die if necessary. "
Since the constructions of the Mayan Train, which will pass through the Mexican states of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Yucatán, Tabasco and Chiapas, and the Transistmic Corridor, which will link the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, were made public, the EZLN showed its rejection of the works .
Through a letter, Moses called the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), groups, organizations of the sixth international and networks of resistance and rebellion to the mobilization "each in its geography, calendar and modes."
He recalled that on December 1, 2018, "the foreman (López Obrador) who now sends in the place called Mexico, made a simulation that he asked permission from Mother Earth to destroy her (...) so he believes that the mother Earth gives him permission to kill her and make a train that should be called as his family of the foreman. "
He said the capitalist system is "a beast has no filler" and does not mind destroying nature, entire villages, ancient cultures, complete civilizations, even the entire planet and looks for other names to hide and attack.
"One of those names behind which death hides is 'megaproject', which means destroying an entire territory. Everything, air, water, earth and people," said Moses.
"Only who is a jerk can say that megaprojects are good" and said that the "foreman" that governs Mexico challenged all native peoples because "he doesn't care what we think and feel and that, he said, 'like it or the Indians don't like it, he will do what his employer ordered, that is, the great capital. "
In addition, the Zapatista leader criticized the Government of López Obrador and accused him that a few weeks ago he made another simulation of an alleged consultation, about the construction of the Mayan Train, where "he only reported that there are many good things about megaprojects, but he did not say nothing of all the misfortunes it brings to people and nature. "
The EZLN made its presence public on January 1, 1994 by taking several towns in the southeastern state of Chiapas by arms at the start of a conflict that lasted 10 days until the Mexican government declared a unilateral ceasefire.
Subsequently, the government and the EZLN held a dialogue in the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de las Casas and launched a peace process that concluded with the San Andres agreements in 1996, whose breach led to the breakdown of the dialogue.
Since then, the EZLN has maintained its presence in several areas of the state of Chiapas and has rejected contacts for dialogue with the governments of presidents Vicente Fox (2000-2006), Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) and Enrique Peña Nieto (2012- 2018) and now shows its disagreement with López Obrador's policies. Who will be leading the country from 2018 to 2024.