Growing Poverty Is Shrinking Mexico's Rain Forest
Date Written: 08/12/2002
Year Published: 2002
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX9349
The struggle for land has started to pit the Zapatista rebel movement against ecologists who want to save the remains of the forest. The Zapatistas declared war on Mexico's government nearly nine years ago over the poverty of peasants in Chiapas. Today the movement criticizes efforts to conserve the bioreserve as a "war of extermination against our indigenous communities."