Afro-Mexicans have always been relegated to the last rung

BY MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Rosy Castro Salinas is an Afro-Mexican woman from the Charco Redondo community in the municipality of Tutupepec, in the state of Oaxaca. She is a doctoral candidate in law at the Benemérita Universidad de Oaxaca and a member of the National Council to Prevent Discrimination in Mexico (CONAPRED). Additionally, she is a member of the Alliance of Indigenous and Afro-descendant Women and the founder and coordinator of the Forum of Indigenous, Afro-Mexican, Mestizo, Fisherwomen, and Rural Women in Bahías de Huatulco.

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Understanding the complex conflict unfolding in Manipur

Manipur is a state in the Northeastern part of India, which is rich in forests, minerals, rivers and other natural resources that have largely been untapped by corporate houses and the state due to its remoteness, underdeveloped infrastructure, strong resistance from the peoples’ movement and some legal protection of the land due to its Autonomous District Councils[1].

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Afro-Colombians and interculturality in the Pacific Region

BY MARCELA VELASCO, FERNANDO CASTRILLÓN AND ALONSO TOBÓN FOR DEBATES INDÍGENAS

Afro-Colombian communities in the Pacific region account for 95.3% of the 5,600,000 hectares of their ancestral territories. Collective land use, traditional celebrations and ancestral knowledge predominate in these lands. Despite being a peripheral region, in recent years ancestral territories have been highly coveted by extractive industries, which has attracted illegal armed groups that impose their rules through violence. In this context, the construction of interculturality and interethnic dialogues are a form of resistance to extractivism and dispossession.

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