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The New Zapatistas?
Back in September, as the Mexican presidential elections were still in full swing, we headed to Cherán, an indigenous rebel town located in the southwestern state of Michoacán, Mexico, to celebrate the first anniversary of their fight against organized...
The Rebellion in Cherán, Mexico
Cherán, Mexico is a town in the western state of Michoacán, made up of about 16,000 indigenous Purepechan Mexicans. For years, a group of illegal loggers, protected by drug cartel gunmen, have ransacked the community and nearby forests. Municipal...