Cherán K’eri: To defend the territory is to defend the life that is found there

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Radio Fogata Cherán (indigenous community of Cherán, Michoacán), 2018

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Between 2008 and 2011, the indigenous Mexican community of Cherán suffered from organised crime. Women and young people were most vulnerable, and were frequently harassed on the streets. Clandestine logging was also prevalent, devastating more than three quarters of the community’s territory. In the absence of government action, in April 2011 the community decided to self-govern.

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