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¡Wikiruta se difiende!

21 April 2012

I’ve written on the Wixárikas before… the people we used to call the Hustaca, whose homeland is the Wikiruta. Their culture and existence threatened by everything from corporate agriculture and mining concessions to hippies (living in the desert, corporate agriculture and mining are a huge strain on the water resources in Hustaca region, and — known to the outside world mostly for their religious peyote fueled vision-quests, they’ve been besieged over the years by tourists who tear up the fragile environment searching for the sacred cactus buds). Having learned to adapt themselves to their harsh physical environment, it should be no surprise that they have also learned to adapt to the unforgiving cultural one. Besides sending their youths to law school, they’ve picked up some allies… from around Mexico to get out their message.

¡Wikiruta se difiende! (AHO Colectivo)

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