Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mexico's Hidden War

Fault Lines
Aljazeera

Josh Rushing finds out how campesino communities caught in the narco-economy are resisting repression and dispossession.
The spectacular violence of Mexico's drug war grabs international attention. Some 40,000 people have been killed since 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed Mexican military and security forces in the so-called war against the cartels - often in gruesome and sadistic ways.

But behind the headlines, under cover of impunity, a low-intensity war is being waged.

In the second episode of a two-part series, Josh Rushing and the Fault Lines team travel to the state of Guerrero to investigate claims that Mexican security forces are using the drug war as a pretext to repress indigenous and campesino communities.

In one of Mexico's poorest and top drug-producing states, where struggling farmers are surrounded by the narco-economy, we ask about the cost of taking the struggle against dispossession into your own hands.



Previous Fault Lines series:
Mexico's Hidden War
Impunity and Profits

4 comments:

  1. Well done!!!
    TRC

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  2. I asked myself the question "HOW DID THEY NOT GET SHOT OR KIDNAPPED WHILE PRODUCING THIS FILM!?"

    My guess is that content of the video is against the government's military forces on ordinary civilians rather than the video being about the cruelty of the cartels against their rival opponents.

    One bad word about the cartel can cost you your life.

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  3. Anonymous USAer 5:54, you just refuse to get it, don't you? In many parts of Mexico one bad word against the government can cost you your life, too. It's dangerous to speak out against Mexican government and military policies.

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  4. this guy has balls

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