Indigenous Resistance

Francisco Durán Ortíz

Francisco is one of 7 Mazatec people who remain in prison under false accusations. It is believed they were targeted for defending autonomous Indigenous governance of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca against cacíques and political parties. Supporters believe that the reason for the imprisonment of people from Eloxochitlán is that they have been an example of social struggle and organization in the indigenous communities.

Omar Hugo Morales Álvarez

Omar is one of 7 Mazatec people who remain in prison under false accusations. It is believed they were targeted for defending autonomous Indigenous governance of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca against cacíques and political parties. Supporters believe that the reason for the imprisonment of people from Eloxochitlán is that they have been an example of social struggle and organization in the indigenous communities.

Isaías Gallardo Álvarez

Isaías is one of 7 Mazatec people who remain in prison under false accusations. It is believed they were targeted for defending autonomous Indigenous governance of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca against cacíques and political parties. Supporters believe that the reason for the imprisonment of people from Eloxochitlán is that they have been an example of social struggle and organization in the indigenous communities.

Alfredo Bolaños Pacheco

Alfredo is one of 7 Mazatec people who remain in prison under false accusations. It is believed they were targeted for defending autonomous Indigenous governance of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca against cacíques and political parties. Supporters believe that the reason for the imprisonment of people from Eloxochitlán is that they have been an example of social struggle and organization in the indigenous communities.

Fernando Gavito Martínez

Fernando is one of 7 Mazatec people who remain in prison under false accusations. It is believed they were targeted for defending autonomous Indigenous governance of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca against cacíques and political parties. Supporters believe that the reason for the imprisonment of people from Eloxochitlán is that they have been an example of social struggle and organization in the indigenous communities.

Herminio Monfil Avendaño

Herminio is one of 7 Mazatec people who remain in prison under false accusations. It is believed they were targeted for defending autonomous Indigenous governance of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca against cacíques and political parties. Supporters believe that the reason for the imprisonment of people from Eloxochitlán is that they have been an example of social struggle and organization in the indigenous communities.

José Gerardo Talavera

José Antonio Arreola and José Luis Jiménez are Purépecha indigenous rights defenders and members of the Consejo Ciudadano Indígena de Nahuatzen (Indigenous Citizens’ Council of Nahuatzen). The Indigenous Citizens’ Council is a direct democracy-style community government in the state of Michoacán, which began a process of gaining autonomous status for the indigenous community in 2015, and has worked to defend the rights of the indigenous people of Nahuatzen.

José Luis Jiménez

José Antonio Arreola and José Luis Jiménez are Purépecha indigenous rights defenders and members of the Consejo Ciudadano Indígena de Nahuatzen (Indigenous Citizens’ Council of Nahuatzen). The Indigenous Citizens’ Council is a direct democracy-style community government in the state of Michoacán, which began a process of gaining autonomous status for the indigenous community in 2015, and has worked to defend the rights of the indigenous people of Nahuatzen.

José Antonio Arreola

José Antonio Arreola and José Luis Jiménez are Purépecha indigenous rights defenders and members of the Consejo Ciudadano Indígena de Nahuatzen (Indigenous Citizens’ Council of Nahuatzen). The Indigenous Citizens’ Council is a direct democracy-style community government in the state of Michoacán, which began a process of gaining autonomous status for the indigenous community in 2015, and has worked to defend the rights of the indigenous people of Nahuatzen.

Jaime Betanzos Fuentes

Jaime is one of 7 Mazatec people who remain in prison under false accusations. It is believed they were targeted for defending autonomous Indigenous governance of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca against cacíques and political parties. Supporters believe that the reason for the imprisonment of people from Eloxochitlán is that they have been an example of social struggle and organization in the indigenous communities.

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