Repression in Yucatan

Some 100 Yucatan state riot police attacked a group of peasants at the ejido (collective farm) of Oxcum Oct. 6, lands which the state government is seeking to buy for a new ariport servicing Merida, the capital and major tourist hub. Four ejiditarios were arrested, and several men, women and elders beaten by the police. Some ejido leaders had apparently taken money in return for the lands, but those continuing to occupy the tract call the sale illegal. (La Otra Yucatan, Oct. 6 via Chiapas95)

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